Woman arrested, accused of threatening to slap Yorktown principal
YORKTOWN - A woman was arrested for assault by threat after telling an elementary school principal she was going to slap her.
Alejandra Zaiontz, 41, of Cuero, was arrested by Yorktown Police about 9 a.m. Tuesday after admitting to Police Chief Paul Campos that she made the threat.
"The elementary school principal, Sylvia Hernandez, called and said she had been threatened by a parent," Campos said. "The woman said she was going to slap the (expletive deleted) out of Hernandez. You know, assault her."
Campos said that when he arrived at the school, the woman with a child was there.
"I asked what was going on and before I could say anything else, the boy said, 'Don't arrest my mamma. I'll kick your butt.'"
Campos said the mother admonished the child. Campos said he told the woman that the child had heard the woman use similar language earlier.
"Yeah I did," Campos recalled Zaiontz saying. "And if the principal comes over here, I'm going to slap her.
"She said that right there in front of me - in front of teachers."
She was escorted outside and placed under arrest for assault by threat against an educator, Campos said.
The law includes educators as public servants, the same as law enforcement, said the police chief.
The charge is a Class B misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days or both, according to the Texas Penal Code.
Zaiontz posted bail on a $1,000 bond.