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Little Rock School District teacher threatened to pull out students braids according to a police report


Little Rock School District teacher Renarda Kendrick

According to a Little Rock Police Department incident report on March 16, 2020 LRSD teacher Renarda Kendrick got into a confrontation with an eleven year old female student and had to be restrained by other staff members.  Kendrick was observed by a witness,  Jeff Hood, charging at the student yelling "I'm going to rip those fucking braids out of your head".


Hood told reporters when he saw Kendrick go for the child and he heard her scream "I'm going to rip your fucking braids out... I knew I could not let this go".

Witness Jeff Hood felt compelled to get involved

The father of the child, Stan Lacefield told reporters that that he is frustrated with the school district in that the teacher was not immediately pulled from the school after the incident, but was allowed to work the rest of the week before going on spring break. Lacefield spoke with the principal and told her he was not comfortable with the teacher still being at the school.

Stan Lacefield says he's frustrated with LRSD 's lack of concern

Lacefield's daughter told reporters it's not the first time Kendricks has come after her. "She has shown some aggression towards me before", the child stated.

Lacefield wants charges filed against the teach and for LRSD to fire her.

Records with the Arkansas Department of Education show Kendrick has no disclosable violations that would impact her teaching credentials.

Court records reveal that Kendrick was once charged with Battery 3rd degree in connection with an incident at a skating rink.


We have requested records from LRSD of complaints that may have been filed against Kendrick as well as a copy of her personnel file.



Stay tuned for updates.

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Here is the full LRPD Incident Report:

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