AKRON, Ohio - A judge in northeast Ohio has sentenced a 25-year-old mother to more than a year in prison for a violent outburst at her son's elementary school in February.
The Summit County judge sentenced Jessica Smallwood of Akron to 14 months this week after she pleaded guilty to three counts of assault that were elevated to felonies because they involved educators.
Our news partners at The Akron Beacon Journal report that Smallwood went to the Glover Elementary School cafeteria on Feb. 21 to have breakfast with her 7-year-old son.
Prosecutors say she pushed a teacher and knocked the principal to the ground after being told she needed a visitor's badge. Police said she also punched a cafeteria worker.
Smallwood's attorney said she was upset and surprised at the sentence and will seek early release.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com
WATCH: Van slams store shortly after man enters
Shocking video has been shared with newsnet5.com showing a van smash through a Canton storefront moments after a man walks inside.
Akron fugitive lived cleanly, freely for decades
In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice.
Case of murdered Akron businessman in limbo
The criminal case against a suspect charged with killing well-known Akron businessman Patrick Feeney appears to be in legal limbo.
Mom, dad & son all graduate in May
A Canton high school senior will walk across the stage Tuesday night. But he's one of three in his family to graduate from school this month.
Barberton PD search for lottery ticket thief
Barberton police are looking for a suspect who stole several lottery tickets from a local gas station.