Newspaper clippings · School Violence · Texas

Woman kills school janitor for spanking her grandson

April 26, 1978
Dallas, Texas
A woman shoots and kills a janitor for allegedly spanking her grandson

The grandson and his sister informed their grandmother, Georgia Reeves, that janitor Woodrow Porter had spanked the 8-year-old for bending his car’s antenna. The grandmother called the children’s mother and all 4 went to the school to confront Porter.

During an argument, the grandmother produced a pistol and, during a scuffle, Porter was able to grab it from her. However, her daughter managed to regain control of it. Porter was shot 3 times in the neck and chest. Reeves was charged with the murder and was taken into custody without further incident.

I could find no additional information on the case through online news sources. If anyone has further info, feel free to let me know in the comments.

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