SEPTEMBER 18, 2006 - Posted at 7:59 a.m. CDT
STUTTGART, AR - A parent in the Stuttgart School District is pursuing a third-degree battery charge against a teacher, alleging the teacher choked her teenage son.
Keisha Pickett filed the allegation with the Stuttgart Police Department, saying that teacher Keith Lilly choked her 17-year-old son September 11 when he got into an altercation with another student in the school gymnasium. The boy's father, Luke Green, said choking a studente goes beyond good disciplinary practice. School superintendent Laura Bednar was not available for comment.