Woman allegedly threatened officer with voodoo

A 39-year-old Aiken woman was placed on trespass notice for Aiken High School after she allegedly showed up to a school event, became belligerent and threatened the school resource officer with voodoo, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

The incident happened Friday at the senior picnic for Aiken High School, which was held on the school's football field, according to a report. The suspect reportedly tried to enter the event to speak with her daughter and began shouting at faculty members who told her parents were not permitted on the field.

When the school resource officer asked the suspect to step outside the gate, she responded, “I ain't leaving; I'm here to talk to my daughter!” according to the report. The officer told the suspect she would locate the woman's daughter and have her meet her outside the gate, but the suspect again refused and shouted, “I ain't got to do nothing you say; you just a security guard.”

The officer identified herself as Public Safety and told the suspect she was concerned for the safety of the students and staff at the event because of the suspect's behavior, according to the report. She again asked the suspect to leave, but the woman did not comply.

After the officer persuaded the suspect to provide an identification card, she “began a tirade of yelling and shouting” at the officer, according to the report.

“(The suspect) then began shouting that she was going to Beaufort County and pay 'Dr. Buzzard' to 'put a root' on SRO,” the report stated. “She asked SRO if she believed in voodoo, to which SRO did not respond. She then shouted, 'You will when Dr. Buzzard gets through with you.'”

The suspect told the officer the school principal said she could be at the field; however, the principal said he had not given her permission to be there, according to the report.

The suspect was presented with a trespass notice despite her lack of cooperation in providing officers with her information, according to the report. The suspect's daughter exited the gate and became very belligerent, “encouraging her mother.”

The suspect finally left the school after being given the notice.

According to the report, the suspect has caused numerous disruptions at Aiken High School in the past and behaved “in a disorderly fashion” on several occasions.

• Teddy Kulmala covers the crime beat for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since August 2012. He is a native of Williston and majored in communication studies at Clemson University.

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