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Oberlin woman pleads not guilty in attack

Last Modified: Friday, April 26, 2013 10:20 AM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

OBERLIN — A woman who, with her two juvenile daughters, allegedly attacked a junior high student and teachers at Oberlin High School last fall has pleaded not guilty in 33rd Judicial District Court.

LaTrania “Lola” Fontenot, 36, faces three counts of battery on a schoolteacher, simple battery and criminal trespassing. She is set to stand trial Aug. 19.

Fontenot was arrested in September after allegedly attacking a 15-year-old female student and several teachers in the hallways of Oberlin High.

The daughters, whose names were not released due to their ages, punched the student in the face while their mother, yelling and cussing, held her, police said. She refused orders by faculty to stop, according to police.

The daughters were cited for disturbing the peace by fighting, resisting an officer and simple battery.

Faculty members told police that Fontenot had not checked into the office as required before entering the school through a back door.

If convicted, she faces up to a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison on each count of battery on a schoolteacher. Additional penalties, including up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail, could be imposed for simple battery of a juvenile.

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