A longtime Columbia County art teacher will not face workplace discipline after a recent arrest for a reported attack on her husband’s alleged mistress.
Caroline Olivia Brooks, 34, teaches art at Lakeside High School. She was charged early Saturday with criminal trespass and simple battery.
“The nature of the arrest being a domestic dispute at this point should not affect her continued employment with the school system,” Superintendent Dr. Sandra Carraway said Monday.
An Evans woman called authorities after 4 a.m. Saturday stating the wife of the 36-year-old man she was sleeping with came into her home and attacked her. The 29-year-old woman said she was sleeping with Brooks’ husband in her bedroom when she heard the back door open. She said Brooks came into the bedroom and hit her repeatedly.
Brooks’ husband told deputies the same story.
Brooks and her father refused to make a statement to police. Brooks was arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. She was released after posting a $3,200 bond, according to jailers.
Brooks, a 1997 Lakeside graduate, spent seven years teaching art at Greenbrier High School before returning to her alma mater in 2010.