According to Ann-Marie Parker Brown, her mother Lane Parker, a seventh grade language arts teacher at D.M. Smith, is facing a long recovery. "I'd rather not comment about the young man. We don't believe that he intentionally harmed my mother. We believe he was simply caught up in the moment. She has four fractures in her right hip and will be having surgery today at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. She has a long road to recovery. We do appreciate all prayers and concerns," said Brown.
Cleveland School District Superintendent Jackie Thigpen was unavailable for comment as of press time.
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Teacher hospitalized after incident at school