Tennessee Woman Dropping Kids at School Runs Over Mother and Security Guard After Parking Dispute: 'I Don't Regret It'

A Tennessee woman who hit a mother and security guard outside a school has said she doesn't regret the incident.

On Monday, an unnamed security guard at Soulsville Charter School—a public charter institution serving around 640 children in South Memphis—was alerted to a vehicle which was blocking the way of parents, police told WREG. The car was double-parked.

The security guard approached the driver, and an argument broke out. The encounter then became violent.

Tameeka Tucker, whose daughter attends the institution for 6 to 12 graders, told WREG.com she tried to defuse the fight between the security guard and the woman in the car.

Tucker claimed the driver mounted the curb and ran into both her and the female guard. Both women fell to the ground, she said.

After she was hit, Tucker "jumped up," fearing the driver would hit her again, she told WREG.com.

The security guard and Tucker both suffered leg injuries. They were taken to hospital.

In an interview with WREG, suspect Kristy Shipp admitted to hitting the women with her car while her 7-year-old daughter and 9-year-old niece were in the vehicle. She defended her actions, and claimed she had retaliated after the guard punched her.

"I just tapped her with my car to teach her a little lesson," Shipp said.

"I don't regret it. I'm still going to court this morning. Truth be told, I don't, because I'm pretty sure she doesn't feel bad either," she said.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office records show 26 year old Shipp was arrested at 1:07 p.m. on Monday, and released on Tuesday. She was charged with aggravated assault. She was arrested at home, according to WREG.

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A mugshot of Kristy Shipp, who was charged with aggravated assault. Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Tucker told WREG she fears children in the area will learn bad lessons from such altercations.

She said: "l'm looking at the state of Tennessee and just in Memphis, the kids in this generation don't care about anything. The first thing they relate to is violence."

Tim Sampson, the communications director of Soulsville Foundation, told Newsweek: "The Soulsville Charter School is working with the Memphis Police Department on this ongoing investigation and therefore can't comment on any details of that investigation.

"The Memphis Police Department currently has video footage of the incident and witness statements and we are in the process of cooperating with them fully."

According to its website, the school was nationally ranked in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report. Its core values are "Community, Respect, Integrity, Scholarship and Empathy. We believe that "As a Community, we RISE" (Respect, Integrity, Scholarship and Empathy)."

"The Soulsville Charter School (TSCS) will prepare students for success in college and life in an academically rigorous, music-rich environment," its website states.

This article has been updated with comment from Soulsville Foundation.