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Teacher charged with beating husband's mistress

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 5:16 PM
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A longtime Columbia County art teacher will not face workplace discipline after a recent arrest in connection with an attack on a woman she said was her husband’s mistress.

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Caroline Olivia Brooks

Caroline Olivia Brooks, 34, teaches art at Lakeside High School. She was charged early Saturday with criminal trespass and simple battery.

“The nature of the arrest, being a domestic dispute at this point, should not affect her continued employment with the school system,” Superintendent Sandra Carraway said Monday.

An Evans woman called authorities after 4 a.m. Saturday and said the wife of the 36-year-old man she was sleeping with had come into her home and attacked her.

The 29-year-old woman said she was sleeping with Brooks’ husband in her bedroom when she heard the back door open. She said Brooks entered the bedroom and hit her repeatedly.

Brooks’ husband told deputies the same story.

Brooks and her father refused to make statements to police. She was arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. She was released after posting a $3,200 bond, according to jailers.

Brooks, a 1997 Lakeside graduate, spent seven years teaching art at Greenbrier High School before returning to her alma mater in 2010.

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David Parker
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David Parker 12/12/13 - 05:01 pm
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Not sure what others call'm,

Not sure what others call'm, but women with that kind of fire are affectionately known as "keepers" in my neck of the woods. Jail and political-correctness be D......

myfather15
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myfather15 12/12/13 - 06:35 pm
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""According to both the

""According to both the Brooks sisters pages they are working it out and are going to stay together."

Not a surprise. Now imagine how angry she is going to be the next time she catches him cheating and lying to her!! You can DOUBLE the anger; especially after his cheap apology and promise to never do it again. Then he violates it again??? Her head will explode right off her neck and shoot into outer space!! This is when we read the article titled "Wife shoots husband".

Not to mention; it's according to how "Good" the mistress is, he will probably be back with her again, just be a little more sneaky!! The "amazing" ones are hard to get off your mind!! They are like a drug addiction. Is that going to far??? :)

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 12/12/13 - 07:08 pm
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Yep - Fire

We are keepers and our husbands enjoy us.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/12/13 - 07:20 pm
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LOL, I see there are a few

LOL, I see there are a few cheaters on board.

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SBrooks 12/12/13 - 08:58 pm
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"According to both the Brooks

"According to both the Brooks sisters pages they are working it out and are going to stay together." Where do you come up with this stuff?

I talk about my sister's amazing artwork and how proud I am of her accomplishments. She's raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She's raced in countless half and full marathons and all 5 of the 70.3 half ironman races in Augusta. She received the Fulbright memorial teacher scholarship and got to go to Japan for 3 weeks. She took students to Italy for 10 days the last two summers. She finished her Master's degree while working full time. She's coached and mentored students and adults for running. Those are just a few of her many accomplishments yet she is being remembered for a 30 second incident that happened after her life was turned upside down. She's a wonderful Aunt, sister, daughter and friend but I have never once mentioned her personal life on my fb page.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/12/13 - 11:28 pm
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So far from what I've read, I

So far from what I've read, I would pin a medal on her and throw a parade in her honor.

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Austin Rhodes 12/13/13 - 12:16 am
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Willow...

Sounds like we have a happy ending to the story...charges are set to be dropped...

myfather15
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myfather15 12/13/13 - 07:43 am
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SBrooks

I didn't come up with that, I was quoting from another poster. Also, I quite sure your sister is a wonderful person. I don't believe I've said anything bad about her personally, but her DECISION.

The reason I've been so critical of her decision is because of comments like WILLOW's above, who want to give her a medal and parade for what she did on THIS incident. She deserves EVERY award she has for being an outstanding teacher!! But she DOES deserve some scorn for THIS incident. She did NOT do the right thing on this incident. You don't go to someone elses home and assault them. But, if what Austin said is true and the charges are dropped, it will be forgotten very soon and no one will be talking about it.

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harley_52 12/13/13 - 07:52 am
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myfather15....

From a law enforcement perspective, I have no doubt that you are absolutely correct. She is lucky she wasn't shot coming through the door, or that the situation didn't escalate into one in which somebody was seriously wounded, or killed.

From a human, moral, emotional point of view, however, Willow and the others who have cheered her actions, you are wrong.

Two different perspectives, two different conclusions.

As someone said earlier, being legally correct is not necessarily the same thing as being "right."

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Dixieman 12/13/13 - 08:21 am
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Apt quotations for this story

"The chains of matrimony are so heavy that it takes two to carry them, sometimes three." -- Alexandre Dumas, fils.

"When a man marries his mistress, he immediately creates a vacancy." -- Sacha Guitry

"Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two." -- Ambrose Bierce

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/13/13 - 09:39 am
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Good Morning... thanks for

Good Morning... thanks for sharing that with me Austin. I'm very happy for her...now if she can just get on a good recovery path.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/13/13 - 09:44 am
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Now, for what I want to say

Now, for what I want to say to the rest of you...

Of course you are right...we should not enter another's property without their consent. We should not beat up our best girlfriend or any of our girlfriends or non girlfriends for that matter....We should not lose control of our emotions under any circumstances.

...and I sincerely hope that none of you are ever...ever....ever... put to that test. EVER.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/13/13 - 10:11 am
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And HEY! Myfather15, Man up

And HEY! Myfather15, Man up and take responsibility for your own comments...you were making them long before I commented.

myfather15
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myfather15 12/13/13 - 07:30 pm
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Willow

I almost always agree with you on issues. I like your opinions VERY much. I respect you greatly and wasn't trying to take a swipe at you. All I was saying is that she doesn't deserve a medal for this particular incident. I understand the anger from her, as I have been in a VERY similar incident many years ago, in my personal life. I'm not sure what you mean by "Man up", because I've always took responsibility for my comments.

When SBrooks came on and commented about her sister, I was just simply pointing out that I was quoting another comment on here. I didn't check facebook to see if they were staying together, because I don't care about that. But someone else posted they were "working it out" and I quoted that comment. SBrooks then stated "Where do you come up with this stuff?" I was just pointing out that it wasn't ME that came up with it, I only quoted it. I take FULL responsibility for my comments.

I also agree partially with Harley and his comment. MORALLY, I tend to agree with this woman and her actions; but I believe she should have assaulted her husband more than the mistress.

But I'm also torn on this. Because a person's home is supposed to be their sanctuary and safezone!! Although morally, this mistress/friend should NOT have been sleeping with her friend's husband. It' still HER house. I think it was wrong to force her way into this home and then ASSAULT this woman, in HER home. As I said, if this teacher would have caught them in HER OWN home, I would fully support the butt whoopin she gave the mistress. But I can't fully support assaulting another person in THEIR home. Not just lawfully, but morally!!

But we've ALL been in bad situations and made bad decisions. You made a very good point with that. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. Maybe the mistress SHOULD realize it was very much her fault as well.

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JRC2024 12/13/13 - 10:35 pm
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And the world keeps on

And the world keeps on turning and people keep on cheating.

LMB
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LMB 12/14/13 - 01:25 am
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Mrs. Brooks needs to see this video...

This is an online friend of mine, who incidentally was cheated on and she put this vid out today. Might be worth Mrs. Brooks to take a look. Wake up sweetie, he will NEVER change.
http://youngmomsclub.com/figure-it-out/he-cheated-on-me-should-i-forgive...

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Riverman1 12/14/13 - 05:06 pm
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Wait a Sec

Look, to be accurate, someone came on here and said the teacher's sisters were saying she and the husband would get back together on FB. I quoted it. MyFather read the same thing. If it's not true, I apologize, not that it is a bad thing if they do. Very interesting comments by some. :)

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