Mother, 32, banned from picking up children from school after BITING a teacher

January 21, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
Kelly Kociela who has been given a restraining order after biting a school teacher

Kelly Kociela who has been given a restraining order after biting a school teacher

A mum who bit a teacher after arriving to pick up her kids while drunk has been given a restraining order banning her from school grounds.

Angry Kelly Kociela, 32, was held back by teachers as she tried to push her way into the building to collect her children from an after-school club.

The drunken mum – who had guzzled four pints of stella and four rum and cokes – then plunged her teeth into teacher Matthew Cox’s arm when he blocked her path.

Bristol Magistrates Court heard that the drunken mum arrived “distressed and slurring” at Filton Avenue Junior and Infant School, in Horfield, Bristol at around 6pm on October 24.

Mary Aquilina, prosecuting, said Kociela was “aggressive” and claiming her children had been taken away from her.

She said: “She was aggravated and aggressive saying her children had been taken from her.

“The head teacher Rachel Thomas was concerned about the safety of her staff and the children at her school.”

Kociela then pushed her way into the club, telling the headteacher that if she did not give her her children she would “batter her”.

But on arrival at the club doors her entrance was blocked by Mr Cox, who put his arm across the door to stop her.

Mrs Aquilina added: “She tried to push past him, then bit him through his clothing on his right arm.

“He attended Southmead Hospital where he was given tetanus and hepatitis B jabs.”

Kociela was arrested and taken to Southmead police station, Bristol, where she told officers she had drunk three or four pints of Stella and four rum and cokes before rowing with her partner and deciding to collect her children.

She told police she could not remember being at the school, normally got on with Ms Thomas and could not remember biting Mr Cox.

Liz Highams, defending, said Kociela immediately rang the school after the incident to apologise for her behaviour but was currently banned from going on the premises.

The court heard that Kociela had stopped drinking and was “mortified” by her behaviour that day.

They were also told that Kociela had previous convictions for being drunk in charge of a child in 2005, 2006, 2007 and earlier this year.

Kociela, of Horfield, Bristol, pleaded guilty to causing a nuisance on school premises, assault and using threatening words and behaviour.

She was given a two- year community order, told to pay £100 compensation to Mr Cox, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Kociela may only go to the school if invited, but can collect her children from the school gates.

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