Steelton woman arrested for alleged assault of a juvenile at elementary school

STEELTON — A 35-year-old Steelton woman is facing charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a May 9 incident at Steelton-Highspire Elementary School, Swatara Township police say.

Shirena Joseph, of the 700 block of Second Street, was arrested on July 10, police say. She allegedly assaulted a juvenile at the school.

According to an arrest affidavit, Joseph was present outside the school when a fight between two juveniles broke out. Joseph, along with a group of teachers, was attempting to break up the fight when one of the juveniles involved struck her in the face, dropping her to her knees, witnesses told police. Johnson then allegedly attacked the juvenile that struck her, throwing several punches at him, witnesses told police. Johnson was eventually separated from the juvenile, but allegedly threw one final punch prior to being pulled off a second time.

Witnesses told police that Johnson was led inside the school building, yelling obscenities while students and teachers were present.