A school board president in Flint, Michigan, was removed from office Wednesday night after allegedly punching and choking another board member during a committee meeting Wednesday morning.
Flint Community Schools Board of Education President Danielle Green allegedly threw Treasurer Laura MacIntyre against a desk, grabbed her by the throat and punched her repeatedly, drawing blood and giving MacIntyre a concussion . michigan live reported.
MacIntyre said the attack was unprovoked, according to Michigan Live.
“There was no escalation, fighting or attacking before being attacked,” she said. “I was brutally attacked and had to see a doctor. I’m only here to make sure the truth comes out and justice is served.
Flint police responded to the scene and the incident is currently being investigated, but Green has not been arrested, according to the Detroit News. The school board held an emergency meeting that night and ousted Green from the presidency.
It was not immediately obvious what triggered the alleged assault.
In a letter to the Flint community On Thursday, Superintendent Kevelin Jones said: “We will not let the events of yesterday distract us from our unified mission to provide the children of Flint with a safe space to learn, grow and play.”
“Alongside districts across the country, we have witnessed firsthand the heightened negativity surrounding educators,” Jones wrote. “Our school community should treat each other with respect.”