Dallas Father, Daughter Face Assault Charges in Attack on High School Teacher

Updated March 2018: The case against Warren Bradford was dismissed in 2012 after he pleaded no contest and completed a year of deferred adjudication probation, court records show. Successfully completing this type of probation means Bradford does not have a criminal conviction.A Dallas high school student and her father face assault charges after police said they attacked her teacher at Lincoln High School last month.The father, Warren Bradford, was booked Friday into the Dallas County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of assaulting a public servant. Warren BradfordHis 16-year-old daughter was arrested soon after the alleged assault in early November and faces similar charges in juvenile court.Bradford, 43, who posted $2,500 bond Friday evening, and his daughter could not be reached for comment.According to court documents, the confrontation started Nov. 11, when Bradford, his daughter and her brother went to Lincoln to complain about the girl's teacher, Tyson Garner. The dad told an associate principal that he believed that Garner, who is also a coach, had made sexual remarks toward his daughter, according to the documents.The records don't indicate what Garner might have said to Bradford's daughter. The teacher did not return a call seeking comment. Dallas spokesman Jon Dahlander said he didn't know the status of the district's investigation into the allegations.The Texas Education Agency has no records that indicate Garner has been disciplined or is under investigation.The associate principal told the Bradfords she would look into the allegations, and as the family was about to leave the school's office, Bradford asked for permission to see a friend who taught at Lincoln.They were given a pass, but the family had other intentions, police said.The family went to Garner's classroom and confronted him. They asked to talk to him about the girl's grades in his class and lured him into the hallway.As Garner showed Bradford his daughter's grades, records show, the father punched Garner in the mouth, causing him to bleed. Garner fought back and pushed Bradford against a wall of lockers, records show.The commotion drew students from nearby classrooms out into the hallway, police said. Bradford, still pinned against the wall, continued trying to punch Garner.The daughter then jumped on Garner's back and struck him in the head, records show. Students intervened and helped separate the Bradfords and Garner.The family tried to leave the building, but DISD police stopped them outside the school, where the daughter was arrested. Her brother was not charged.After a DISD police investigation, an arrest warrant for Bradford was issued in early December. He turned himself in Friday.  Continue reading...

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