'Point him out': Dad arrested after he goes to son's school and assaults student and teacher
Michael McMillan was arrested and charged with two counts of simple assault after he assaulted a student and a teacher at his son's school.
A parent of a boy studying in Memphis at a Tennessee school wanted to make sure his son's bully was taught a lesson. However, the dad tried to take matters into his hands and ended up assaulting the 'alleged' bully and as a result of this landed in jail. Michael McMillan was arrested and charged with two counts of simple assault after going to the Craigmont High School and attacking a student and a teacher. According to WHBQ, McMillan accompanied his son to the school gym during the after-hours on October 26 to confront the bully. Investigators say when he walked through the door, a woman — who later revealed she was a teacher working the afterschool program that day — tried to stop him but could not succeed in doing so.
He pushed past her before then asking his son to "point him out," referring to the bully. The son pointed to a student on the bleachers, prompting McMillan to go up to the other boy and then punching him in the head twice. The teacher who first tried to stop him from entering the gym tried to stop the attack again but the father knocked her off the bleachers and sent her tumbling down on to the gym floor.
The commotion attracted other staff members who rushed in and grabbed the agitated McMillan so that the student could escape the attack. The New York Post wrote that attack left the student suffering from a bruised lip and the teacher with bruises and a swollen nose. The incident has left a sour taste in the mouths of parents who send their children to the Craigmont High School. Commenting on the attack, parent Gary Walton expressed his displeasure and said, "You can't go around putting your hands on other people's children. I am shocked, because me as a father, I wouldn't do it."
Walton was not the only parent who spoke up about the attack once news of McMillan's rampage became public. Another parent similarly added how it could have turned out significantly worse if the other staff members had not intervened. "It could have easily turned out more violent," they said.
Neither the student nor the teacher who tried to stop the attack has been publicly identified, but both are reportedly pressing charges against McMillan. An affidavit states he was identified as the attacker after he was presented as part of a six-person photo line-up. After being charged with the two counts of simple assault, he was released on his own recognizance.