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Augusta Mom Bursts Into Hornsby School & Threatens Daughter’s Classmate With Violence


Abby Neal, 32, Of Augusta, Terroristic Threats &Amp; Acts, Disorderly Conduct, Disrupting Public SchoolAn Augusta mother has been arrested after bursting into W.S. Hornsby Middle School in the middle of the school day and threatening her daughter’s classmate with harm, authorities said.

Abby Neal, 32, had received a cell phone call from her daughter during band class last Wednesday afternoon. The daughter was complaining about a classmate. Neal said she heard someone calling her daughter names so she rushed to the school.

What happened next depends on who was telling the story.

Band teacher Isiah Boone told school officers that Neal rushed into the class uninvited. She began yelling about a male student harassing her daughter. He said the mother began to threaten the student, saying her brother would “beat him up,” according to a school public safety report.

“Mr. Boone stated that during this whole incident, Ms. A. Neal was using profanity and he thought that she was going to go after the (student) right there in class,” the report says.

The teacher said he never saw Neal’s daughter and classmate having issues in class. Boone said he did see the daughter in class on her phone, without permission, while the classmate was beating on the drums.

However, Neal claimed that she talked to the band teacher from her daughter’s phone and Boone invited her to come to the school. She told officers that she got a pass from the front office and went to the band room, where she knocked on the door.

“Ms. A. Neal stated that Mr. Boone asked who she was and she told him, and she began to ask how he can allow students in his class to curse and carry on like that without doing anything,” a report says.

The mother claimed that a student came into the hallway and cursed her and she told him “to stay in a child’s f***ing place.” Neal said she got her daughter and went to the office.

Three students who were in the class told officers that Neal’s daughter had been arguing with the classmate about sitting next to each other. The teacher had asked them to sit next to each other. The students said Neal did burst into the bandroom and threatened the boy, saying that she would get her brother to beat him up.

“They also stated that she was going to report Mr. Boone to the Board of Education too,” the report says.

Eventually, public safety officers handcuffed Neal and took her to jail on charges of disrupting public schools, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

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Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. This is the self-entitled, I am better than everyone, mentality that is simply abhorrent and running rampant among some parents today. She actually has attitude in her mugshot. It seems anyone with a smidgen of decency would be ashamed, but not her. When they throw the book at her, I hope it knocks that smug attitude right off her face.

  2. Its bad enough worrying about what some students will do next, like bringing weapons to school ,making threats ,bulling ect. and I understand a parent wanting to protect their kids, but there’s a better way of doing this and this was way by far too stupid. She really embarrassed herself ,daughter and her family. If you look closely at her profile its as if you can tell she is thinking just that. come on people we can do better than this …just think first! I have a little saying of my own, stupidity is free its the aftermath that will cost you !

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