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Southington school staff member pleads not guilty to fighting her supervisor

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Melinda Chantea Fisher. (Southington Police/WFSB) Melinda Chantea Fisher. (Southington Police/WFSB)

Twenty-nine-year-old, South End Elementary school staff member, Melinda Fisher pleaded not guilty in court today to fighting her supervisor on April 21.

Fisher is charged with third-degree assault, but the charges could be upgraded to second or first-degree assault depending on the severity of her victim’s injuries.

In court, Fisher refused to admit that she broke her supervisor’s nose or gave her a concussion.

Fisher told Eyewitness news reporter, Erin Connolly that her supervisor had “serious bruises and stuff, like a black eye and scratches.”

According to police, an argument between Fisher and her supervisor started after the supervisor addressed Fisher for being late to work. Police said Fisher allegedly punched the supervisor in the face, and tried to do it a second time.

Fisher then reportedly threw a cup of coffee at the supervisor as that person tried to run from Fisher.

Police said the victim fell to the ground and Fisher was seen trying to bang the victim's head against a wall and was kicking the victim as well.

At this time, police said a parent was dropping off a student and staff members then intervened and pulled Fisher from the victim.

Fisher said she is thinking about attending anger management classes.

Fisher is due back in court on July 15.

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