Cafeteria aide sentenced for ‘hit’ on GRPS student

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A contracted Grand Rapids Public Schools cafeteria worker, who admitted to paying two fourth-graders to beat up a classmate, has been sentenced.

Brooke Wilson-Johnson stood before a judge in 61st District Court in Grand Rapids Monday morning and learned her fate of a week in jail.

The 19-year-old former lunchroom aide at Campus Elementary School had already entered a guilty plea.

Officials said Wilson-Johnson told two school students she would give them a dollar to beat up a fourth-grader who had cussed at her.

Records show the child was pushed, bumped, thrown out of his seat and had his food taken.

Wilson-Johnson’s attorney told the judge Wilson-Johnson was pregnant at the time and that may have made her act out of character.

The judge said the time fits the crime.

“The conduct is particularly egregious and I think you get that with hindsight, obviously. I think some jail is appropriate, to suggest that it be significant I think that seven days in jail is probably enough to have the impact that we want. So I’m going to give you credit for one day served and six additional days in jail,”  Judge Donald Passenger told Wilson-Johnson in court.

Wilson-Johnson was also given a year of probation and ordered to pay $1,100 in fines and fees.

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