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Parents throw garbage bin at school director after girls made up story about being inappropriately touched by teacher

By Mason White 4:48 PM October 17, 2017
Garbage bin (illustration)
Garbage bin (illustration)
By: Mason White

A group of parents stormed the office of a school director after a group of girls made up a story about being appropriately touched by their teacher, according to police in North Carolina.

Winston-Salem police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Cindy Tatiana Samayoa and 30-year-old Jose Carlos Amaya after being accused of assaulting school director Ruth Hopkins.

Samayoa has been charged with assault on a school employee while Amaya has been charged with two counts assault on a school employee and one count of assault on a female.

Both suspects have been booked into the Forsyth County Jail.

According to the police investigation, seven girls made up a story about being inappropriately touched by a gym teacher at the Carter G. Woodson School at 437 Goldfloss Street.

All the girl later recanted the story, saying that they were angry at the teacher.

Samayoa and Amaya, who are the parents of one of the girls who made the false claim, stormed the school on Thursday, at around 3:30 p.m., to demand action against the gym teacher.

The scene quickly turned chaotic.

Samayoa was accused of punching Hopkins.

She then threw the garbage bin at her.

Amaya was accused of punching Hopkins in the head.

Amaya also assaulted Benjamin Matthew Harris, who is another school director.