A Van Nuys Elementary School was evacuated after a teacher's aide grabbed and kicked fellow staff members and threw chairs that injured three students, officials said. The employee was arrested on suspicion of assault.
After arriving at the school Monday morning, the aide ran from her car onto campus, banged on classroom doors, threw papers in the air and climbed on top of a table, witnesses told KTLA. Students said she was screaming at the wall, her arms flailing.
Cellphone video of the evacuation shows children running off campus as an emergency bell rang.
“Due to a safety concern, we had to contact school police,
The teacher's aide, identified by police as Linda Hovanec, was taken to the Van Nuys police station, where she was booked on suspicion of assault, according to LAPD Sgt. Steve Gottschalk.