Salisbury Woman Arrested For Assaulting First Grader

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman was arrested on assault and other serious charges last week after allegedly accosting a first-grade student and threatening to blow up an elementary school in Salisbury
Around 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, a Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Shanna Myhail Spencer, 28, of Salisbury, in connection with an incident that had occurred at Chipman Elementary School the previous day. According to police reports, Spencer came to Chipman Elementary and entered a classroom of first-graders as they were beginning the school day.
Spencer then allegedly proceeded to verbally accost one of the first-graders she believed had been bothering her own child. During the incident, Spencer allegedly began to yell for her daughter to hit the young girl she was verbally accosting, according to police reports. The teacher and another school employee took steps to protect the child while getting Spencer out of the classroom.
While Spencer was being removed from the classroom, she allegedly continued to make threats in front of students to blow up the school. Once in the school office, Spencer allegedly continued her behavior and threats, and knocked a laptop computer and some papers off a desk before finally leaving the school.
A Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy obtained an arrest warrant for Spencer, who was picked up the following day. She has been charged with second-degree assault, threat of arson, disorderly conduct and disturbing school operations.
After an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner, Spencer was detained at the Wicomico County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.