From the WACH-TV/Fox 57 webpage today, Teresa Holmes attended the bond hearing for Lashonda McFadden.
Reporter Kelsey Sanchez wrote, in part, "The victim told deputies she had been threatened three times.
"McFadden turned herself in to authorities Wednesday morning and appeared at a bond court hearing at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center alongside her attorney, Alex Postic, later that day.
"Holmes was alongside a victim's advocate during the hearing who spoke on her behalf and asked the judge for a no contact order, and for McFadden not to return to the workplace."
Usually a victim's advocate is assigned to someone who is actually hurt. Holmes proudly refers often at board meetings about her 35 years of teaching experience, including being an administrator and a counselor. Did her feelings get "hurt" by Lashonda's words?
Is Holmes over-playing the "victim" role here? Just a little? Just a lot?
Read the captions on the (illegal) recording on the WIS-TV website of the April 28, 2022 special-called board meeting. Read the words. Listen to Teresa egg Lashonda on. Listen to Holmes' patronizing Lashonda.
Judi Gaston (WIS-TV) said Lashonda was charged with threatening the life of another board member (Teresa Holmes). The charge, as listed on the Public Index of the Richland County Fifth Judicial Circuit is "Threatening the life, person or family of a public employee." That is a real stretch to come up with that. Did the Sheriff pass that buck to the Solicitor, or was the decision made at RCSD?
My opinion? Lashonda has been over-charged. What will cause this charge to fail? Threatening the life... No, it doesn't sound to me like Lashonda came anywhere close to threatening Teresa's life.
Anyone who knows Lashonda and Teresa knows that Lashonda would likely have a very hard time beating Teresa's "Mo... Fu... A..", as The State newspaper described it. So the "means" are just not there. The ability is not there to complete the act.
When you are bullied over a period of time, sometimes you just explode.
What do school counselors do with unruly students? What do parents do with children who are acting out? They tell them to get in that room and don't come out until you are friends. But no. Teresa runs off to the po-po.
Look up Teresa Holmes in the Richland County Fifth Judicial Public Index. She is no stranger to court records.