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Friday, January 06, 2006

I hope she never teaches her children how to drive

Some Florida news from Cape Coral. Ms. Morrison is our second immature jerk of the day, but she's worse than the first. Striking a person with a car is a dangerous act, and if what is reported is true, Elizabeth Morrison needs a lesson from our justice system. I'm not talking about one in safe driving either.

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A Cape Coral woman was arrested after she drove her car into a teacher Thursday morning at Gulf Elementary School, police said.

Elizabeth Morrison of 1048 S.E. 26th Terrace was trying to drop off her children at about 8:30 a.m. at a bus ramp where students with disabilities normally are unloaded, police spokesman Angelo Bitsis said. The 29-year-old woman faces one charge of aggravated battery, a felony.

When a teacher told Morrison that wasn't the right place to drop off her children, Morrison became upset and the dispute quickly escalated, Bitsis said.

Morrison eventually struck Pam Brown, an exceptional student education teacher, with her car after Brown told her she could not drive around an ESE bus that was on the ramp where children were being unloaded, Bitsis said.

Brown had come over to help the first teacher, whose name officials did not give, and was standing on the ramp, police said. Morrison had slowly driven her car forward, Bitsis said. Brown was not hurt, and no ambulance was dispatched, according to Lee Control.

Brown had been helping students with profound physical disabilities off the bus, said Joseph Donzelli, spokesman for Lee County School District. The school day at Gulf begins at 9 a.m.

Morrison did not return phone messages seeking comment. Two attempts to contact Morrison at her home also were unsuccessful.

Brown declined to comment through another teacher, who also refused to be interviewed.

Officers arrested Morrison at about 11 a.m. at her home. In her statement to police, she first said she did not strike the teacher, then said the teacher ran in front of her car, Bitsis said. The other witnesses told police Brown had been standing on the bus ramp when the car struck her, Bitsis said.

Bitsis said the school's principal, Robert Mazzoli, noted her license plate number.

Morrison was taken to the Lee County Jail, where information on her status was unavailable.

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