Grandmother accused of threatening student in school

by: Tom Jones Updated:

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. —

A grandmother is accused of going into a classroom and threatening a middle-school student.

Clayton County deputies charged 58-year-old Marvis Henry with disruption with the operation of a public school and disorderly conduct.

Investigators said Henry went into Forest Park Middle School and asked to see a counselor but veered off into a classroom and asked her grandchild to point out the boy who had been bullying him.

Police said that's when she threatened the boy and his family.

Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Kimberly Bandoh read from the warrant when Henry appeared in court on Thursday.

"You then told (the student) that you would (expletive) him up, as well as his entire generation," she read.

School officials said they arrested Henry the next day when she returned and repeated the statement.

A school spokesman told Channel 2’s Tom Jones the school system can't have parents coming into schools and threatening students. He only learned there was a problem when Henry confronted the student.

Henry’s family said she did what she did because she was desperate to stop her grandson from being bullied.

"She got frustrated so much, and that's why she went up there. A mother looking out for her…" Lonnie Henry said before breaking into tears. 

Henry told Jones his wife just wanted the bullying to stop.

"She told him, ‘Leave my boy alone. He had enough he can't take no more,’" he said.

Lonnie Henry said his wife tried at least six times to get the principal to address the issue but, "she was too busy to talk to her about it."

Henry doesn't blame his wife for what she did.

"Somebody had to protect the boy," he said.

The judge gave Henry a $6,500 bond and ordered her to stay away from the school. She has bonded out of jail.

The school spokesman said Henry should have stopped at the front office and talked to school officials about the bullying.