TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Betty Davis, who injured her daughter’s teacher with a brick after the educator took the student’s phone away from her in class.
The Pittsburgh Public school district has a “no cell phone” policy and the teacher, identified as 46-year-old Janice Watkins, confiscated a phone from a fourth-grade girl.
The girl responded by biting the teacher.
Sources say the student’s parents came to school, with the mother allegedly telling the teacher she was “going to get even.”
When the teacher went to seek medical care for the bite wound, Davis tracked her down and hit her in the face with a brick.
Watkins told police Davis said, “I told you I would get you.”
Davis who is facing assault charges, says her family will rely on their faith in their battle for justice.
“Let the Lord fight this for me.
I’m going to do this right, do it the right way.”
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Two teenagers in Brockton, Massachusetts, who robbed a convenience store at knifepoint then stole only one dollar.
Police say the two robbers were between the ages of 15 and 18, were armed with large hunting-style knives.
They robbed the owner of the corner store, demanding a single dollar.
Police are looking for the two, who now face armed robbery charges.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Tierni Williams, 20, a Tennessee State University student, who faces charges after she was caught on video filling her roommate’s water bottle with toilet water.
The roommate told police that she couldn’t figure out why she had lost weight and her appetite.
That was until she saw the Snapchat video of her roommate using a styrofoam cup to get the liquid from the toilet and bring it into their dorm room in Nashville.
Williams allegedly narrates herself filling the bottles with toilet water saying that her roommate is “gonna get sick from this.”
Williams and charged her with adulteration of food, liquid with bodily injury.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Summer Shalodi, a 32-year-old babysitter, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison after she gave Xanax to a child in her care and then left the child alone while she went out with friends.
Investigators learned that Shalodi gave 17-month-old Nadia Gibbons a Xanax and left for nearly six hours while babysitting the toddler in December 2015.
Shalodi left the girl alone to go shop for wine, meet a friend at the cinema and go to Walmart.
Shalodi returned to find the toddler unresponsive.
However, instead of immediately calling 911 for help, she shook the toddler and immersed her in hot water in a failed attempt to revive her.
The toddler’s mother told the court that Shalodi had worked at a daycare center and had asked for permission to babysit the little girl.
Because of her selfish actions, Shalodi now faces 22 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, corrupting another with drugs and tampering with evidence.