Mom arrested and jailed after trying to run over school staff member

A Florida mother has been jailed after she allegedly tried to run over a school staff member, Fox 35 reported.

Tarajayne Samuels-Catalan, 42, was charged with aggravated assault on a public or private education employee over the Nov. 2 incident where she dropped her child off at Port Charlotte High School and tried to exit the same way she entered.

From Fox 35:

She was stopped by a staff member who advised that she could not exit that way because of the school buses coming in to unload students.

Samuels-Catalan reportedly became agitated, but eventually backed up and turned her vehicle around, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

A bus pulled in and dropped off students before proceeding on its route, and when it left authorities said Samuels-Catalan turned her vehicle in the direction of the staff member, revved the engine, and drove toward him at a high rate of speed.

The man quickly dived into nearby bushes to avoid being hit.

He took down her license plate and reported the incident to a school resource deputy.

Read the full report over at Fox 35.

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