JCPS teacher arrested at school

Michelle Lynn (Source: LMDC)
Michelle Lynn (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County Public School teacher is facing an assault charge.

38-year-old Michelle Lynn is behind bars at Metro Corrections, she is facing a 4th degree assault charge.

Lynn was arrested Wednesday at Frayser Elementary where she teaches. The charges against her are not related to her employment.

On Friday, police say Lynn grabbed her 9-year-old daughter from outside the home of the child's grandmother, whose son has custody of the child. According to an arrest warrant, when the grandmother tried to pull Lynn away from the child, Lynn struck the woman in her jaw and face twice.

This morning parents saw Lynn being arrested as they were dropping their kids off to school.

"I came in through the back to drop them off and when I went to the back there was 3 officers two unmarked one metro and I just seen them take the teacher," said parent Amanda Carter. "She was an awesome teacher she is real nice real great."

According to documents, Lynn has a case in family court over drug abuse and neglect allegations. She had been ordered to have no contact with the child.

JCPS says Lynn is a second grade teacher that has been with them since 1997. School officials plan to meet with her to discuss the issue.

Lynn is due in court Thursday morning.

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