Sheriff’s Office: Irate parent arrested after cursing principal, threatening to blow up school _lowres

Jamie Johnson Bell

A Baton Rouge woman banned from Capitol Middle School after cursing the principal during a school event where students and parents were in attendance returned a week later and threatened to “blow the school up,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Jamie Johnson Bell, 32, was arrested Tuesday and booked into Parish Prison on counts of assault on a school teacher, terrorizing, unlawful disruption of the operation of a school, and entry and remaining after being forbidden, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

School officials said Bell became disruptive, including by cursing at the school’s principal, during a school event April 22 at which both students and parents were present, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

School officials told Bell she had been banned from the campus, according to the report, and sent her a certified letter saying she would need to provide proper notice upon returning to the campus.

However, on April 27 Bell returned to the school during another event at which both parents and students were present and threatened to beat up the principal and “pointed her finger into the principal’s face as she cursed”, the report says.

“According to witnesses, other teachers had to intervene to prevent the incident from escalating,” the report says.

Bell then threatened to “blow the school up and that no one could stop her,” according to the report.

School officials told deputies Bell has continued to return to the school where she has been irate and belligerent, the report says.

Deputies arrested Bell, 1733 Amos St., Tuesday afternoon. It was not clear whether bail has been set for her.