Woman Accused of Knocking Down Teacher With Car Amid High School Evacuation

Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 4:39 PM EDT
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Woman Knocked Down Teacher With Car: Cops

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A New Jersey woman was arrested after she allegedly knocked a teacher to the ground with her car outside a school where students and staff had evacuated for a bomb scare. 

Clifton Police say a teacher at Clifton High School was stopping traffic at Broad Street and Colfax avenue so students could cross to the evacuation area on Friday, when Jessica Marcus, 28, drove up and nudged the teacher with her car.

Marcus allegedly continued to tap against him until he fell to the ground.

She then drove around and left the scene through the evacuation zone, police said.

Marcus has been charged with assault by auto, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon (vehicle) and terroristic threats.

It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney. 

The teacher was treated and released from the hospital. The bomb scare turned out to be unfounded.

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