Teacher gets knocked out by irate mom in hallway at Hempstead middle school
Annika McKenzie, 34,
allegedly ambushed a veteran math teacher at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School on Wednesday after claiming the instructor “put her hands on” on McKenzie’s 12-year-old daughter that day, Hempstead Village police said.
McKenzie reportedly walked past a security checkpoint and confronted Catherine Engelhardt,
a 22-year veteran of the Hempstead School District, outside her classroom at 2 p.m., where she shoved the teacher against a wall, placed her in a headlock and then threw her to the floor in an incident caught on school surveillance.