Randolph Co. parent accused of attempting to hit principal with car

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ARCHDALE, N.C. – Randolph County deputies said an “irate parent” drove over the curb at an elementary school, through the grass and almost hit the principal.

Lisa Ann Barnes, of Trinity, has been charged with misdemeanor assault by show of force and injury to real property.

Deputies said it happened Thursday afternoon at Trindale Elementary during child pickup.

Authorities said the school resource officer assigned to Archdale Trinity School was called to Trindale Elementary for problems involving a parent.

The suspect is accused of driving over the curb and through the grass in a reckless fashion toward the principal.

Deputies said the suspect swerved to avoid hitting the principal at the last moment.

Deputies have not released a possible motive or any other details as of Friday night.

The suspect was arrested Friday evening and released by the magistrate with a $2,000 unsecured bond. She has court planned for March 10 in Randolph County.

Correction: A prior version of this story stated that the principal had been hit. It was later clarified to FOX8 that the the principal was not hit by the vehicle. 

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