Photo Gallery | Mom arrested after 'threatening' behavior places school on lockdown
A Memphis mom is facing several charges after police said she tried to get into Downtown Elementary School, even though she is barred from the property.
Police responded to a a disturbance call at the school in what involved the principal and an unruly parent.
When two officers arrived they found the parent standing at a locked front door.
Officers rang the school bell and were subsequently let in by school staff. When officers entered, so did Coleman.
Staff stopped her immediately. The principal then produced an authorization of agency form which barred Coleman from the property as of Jan. 2013.
Police asked for identification from Coleman, and she said she did not have one. Then she told officers her two-year-old daughter was alone in a running car.
An officer and Coleman went to the car, and as stated a child was found in the running vehicle. Coleman then proceeded to get in the car.
Over the course of a brief conversation Coleman became irate with the officer. The officer was fearful that she would use the vehicle as a weapon. Coleman was asked to step out of the car in which she refused to do so.
The officer went to turn off the ignition, and then Coleman started slapping and shoving his arm.
Shortly after, Coleman was asked to step out of the car, and was told she was under arrest.
She had to be physically pulled from the vehicle, according to the affidavit. The officers eventually wrestled her into handcuffs.
During the incident, Coleman's loud and threatening behavior prompted school officials to place the school on lockdown.
As of Friday, she is charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.