Woman charged in attack on school principal

MAPPSVILLE, Va. (WVEC) -- A Mappsville woman was charged with the battery of an Accomack County school principal.

Corp. B. Taylor of the Accomack County Sheriff's Office went to the school Nov. 17 for a reported attack on Kegotank Elementary School's principal, Jennifer Annis.

Annis told the corporal "that Ms. Yashica Hope had slapped her in the face, grabbed her by the hair and threw her in the floor against the filing cabinets in the office," according to court documents.

Two other witnesses gave accounts backing up her statement, he said.

Hope was placed under arrest.

When the officer patted her down, he discovered "two partially smoked cigars containing green leafy material" in her purse, according to court documents. The material tested positive for marijuana in a field test.

Hope, 37, who according to a checklist for bail determination is unemployed, was released on recognizance.

She was "remorseful" to the law enforcement officer and was "polite and cooperative" after the incident, according to the checklist.

The battery charge is a misdemeanor.

Hope is scheduled to be arraigned in Accomack County General District Court on Dec. 14.

She also was charged with one count of disorderly conduct and with possession of marijuana, first offense in connection with the incident — both those charges also are misdemeanors.


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