Woman Arrested After Throwing Powder Substance Into Two Students Eyes At Cambridge Elementary

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Simmone James, 46, charged with two counts of child abuse, battery

Simmone James was arrested on Monday after police say she threw cayenne pepper powder substance from a small bag into two young female students eyes at Cambridge Elementary. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A Cocoa woman was arrested on Monday after police say she threw cayenne pepper powder substance from a small bag into two young female students eyes at Cambridge Elementary.

The woman arrested is 46-year-old Simmone Lauren James.

According to the report from Cocoa Police, the investigation began after two students entered the principal’s office screaming and holding their eyes. The school resource officer on-scene described the children’s eyes as extremely red and irritated.

Cambridge Elementary’s principal Dr. Wendy Smith had the school nurse Melinda Ford help the children by flushing their eyes with water and rinsing their faces.

The children stated that James threw powder in their eyes.

The school nurse described the powder substance on the students’ faces as reddish white. The substance smelled like cayenne pepper and felt like salt.

According to Dr. Smith, Ms. James entered the office shortly after and said, “Take care of these kids. They did it again.” Dr. Smith said James then left the office.

The students, aged 8 and 11, told police that James approached the girls as they were walking on school grounds and told the girls to ‘leave my daughter alone.’

James then threw the powder substance into the girls faces.

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The juveniles’ mother is pursuing charges against James. James has been charged with two counts of child abuse, two counts of battery and disrupting a school function.

Her bond has been set at $11,500.

James court date is set for tomorrow, October 2.

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