Muscogee Schools: Mother arrested for cursing Edgewood Elementary principal on the first day of school

A parent was arrested while registering her child for school Monday, according to police and Muscogee County School officials.

Hope Trawick, 28, was arrested for disorderly conduct shortly after 9 a.m. at Edgewood Elementary, according to a Columbus police report.

Trawick came to the school on the first day to register her fifth-grade child for school, Fuller said. She used obscenities toward Principal Melana Cassell in front of students ages 8-12 and several other parents, police said.

“This particular parent was cursing and using profanity,” said Valerie Fuller, the school district’s director of communications. According to the principal, Trawick also threatened violence, Fuller said.

Several times the school staff asked Trawick to calm down, but she continued to be belligerent, the report states. Trawick was arrested and transported to the Muscogee County jail.

She later was released after making bond, but is scheduled to appear in Columbus Recorder’s Court on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Fuller said parents are considered visitors at schools and are required to check-in at the front office and conduct themselves properly.

“We have to protect the integrity of that school,” she said.

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