Lakeland, FL (July 11, 2019) – Carrington Latson, a 32-year-old elementary school teacher, is facing charges after officials reported he struck a woman with a lamp.
Police say that Latson is a teacher at the Wendell Watson Elementary School in Lakeland. The incident allegedly took place on Friday morning during an argument between Latson and the victim. Latson took a lamp and swung it at the woman, striking her in the rib cage. He then took the lamp and threw it at the wall, causing it to smash all over the floor.
The victim spoke with deputies and said that she and Latson had also been arguing on the Fourth of July. Latson apparently shoved her that day after she refused to leave a room.
The woman hid inside a bathroom during that particular fight, but Latson was able to get the door open with force. Deputies took a look and found a damaged wooden door frame.
Latson has since been taken into custody and remains in the Polk County Jail.
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