Fight Leads to Charges Against John Marshall HS Student’s Mother
Rochester, MN (KROC--AM News) - A Rochester woman is facing felony charges in connection with an incident involving her son at John Marshall High School earlier this year.
A criminal complaint filed in Olmsted County Courton Thursday charges 44-year-old Tiffany Natasha Kidd with second-degree assault and third-degree riot. She is accused of threatening a group of students while holding a metal pipe and swinging the pipe at one student who was engaged in a fight with her son at the school in northwest Rochester on May 10th.
According to the criminal complaint, Rochester police responded to a report of a large fight at the school that afternoon and found multiple groups of students in the gym "posturing towards one another and preparing to fight." School staff had separated the two main aggressors, including Kidd's son, but they managed to break away and began fighting.
The police report on the incident indicates school staff members were separating the juvenile boys when Kidd arrived holding the pipe. A staff member took the pipe away from Kidd, but she was apparently able to retrieve it when the students attempted to begin fighting again and the pipe was placed on the floor. It's alleged that Kidd then yelled at a group of students in what the officers perceived as an attempt to escalate the altercation.
The court record includes a statement from a security paraprofessional who stated that after Kidd's son took the other juvenile boy to the ground, she swung the metal pipe at him. The staff member says he was able to take the pipe away from Kidd and told investigators "it was clear Kidd was trying to hit the victim with the metal pipe."
The charges are listed in a summons issued to Kidd that requires her to report to court for a formal arraignment on January 26.