Pennsylvania teacher hit in face with brick after dispute, police say


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say an elementary school teacher was hit in the face with a brick and dragged from her car in the city after a dispute with the parents of one of her students.

According to police, the attack happened at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday as 46-year-old teacher Janice Watkins was leaving Pittsburgh King PreK-8.

Authorities say she was being followed by a couple in an SUV, and when she stopped at an intersection, the woman threw a brick at her.

Police say the couple then pulled Watkins out of her car and continued to assault her. Watkins was hospitalized with facial injuries and a lost tooth.

Police say they were preparing arrest warrants for the couple late Wednesday.