FORT WORTH -- Raunchy Facebook posts allegedly made by a janitor at the North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus about a former school employee sparked an after-hours fight at the school that police are investigating.
The janitor, Jason Starr, 23, told Fort Worth police that he wants criminal charges filed against Voncia Johnson, a former office worker at the school, and her 15-year-old son over an assault on him Monday.
Johnson, 32, denies touching Starr and told the Star-Telegram on Friday that she wants him charged in an attack on her son and in connection with remarks that he allegedly made about her on Facebook.
Sgt. Pedro Criado, a police spokesman, said a detective is investigating.
Crowley school district officials said Friday that Starr, who had worked for a contract janitorial company used by the district, is no longer employed by the company.
District spokesman Anthony Kirchner said, "The district will work with police to provide any necessary information for their investigation."
The incident apparently started Dec. 2 when Johnson, who had quit her job at the school in November, said Starr posted rude comments about her on a mutual friend's Facebook page.
"It was one message after the other," Johnson said. "I'm like, 'What in the world?'"
Johnson said Starr posted the comments because she had made a complaint against him for using her office phone.
She said that when she went to the school that day to get the name of Starr's boss, Starr yelled at her across the cafeteria. She said Starr continued to post inappropriate comments on the evening of Dec. 2.
Johnson said she learned that Starr had made more inappropriate comments on his own Facebook page.
Eager to put the matter behind her, Johnson said that on Monday, she took her son to the campus, where they met Starr in a hallway.
"I said: 'Jason, can I talk to you? At the end of the day, you got your giggles. It's just not cute anymore. I don't know what your point is anymore, but can you please just stop?'" Johnson said.
Johnson said Starr accused her of trying to get him fired.
"I said, 'No, you're going to get yourself fired,'" Johnson said.
She said Starr began ranting that he could post whatever he wants and made a disrespectful comment, prompting her son to warn Starr to watch what he was saying. She said her son and Starr fought after Starr placed his hand on the teen's chest and told the boy that he was not going to get fired over this.
Starr could not be reached for comment Friday. But in a police report he filed, he said that he had been working in the men's locker room when Johnson and her son confronted him. "You were talking all that trash, now my son is here," Starr says Johnson told him.
Starr told police that he started to walk away but that the mother and son followed. He said the teen swung at him and pushed him against the concrete walls a few times, causing Starr to hit his head and back.
Starr said he tried to dodge and not hit the child but eventually threw a few punches to defend himself. He said that Johnson put him in a bearhug from behind and that her son punched him twice in the face.
Starr said that after the mother and son left, he called the principal, who told police.
The report says officers talked to a woman at the scene who said she had met with Johnson at the gym's back door after the fight and that Johnson had told her, "Me and my son just kicked Jason's a--."
Johnson told officers that night that she went to the school to confront Starr because she was tired of what he'd been posting about her on Facebook. She told police that Starr pushed her son and that she let them fight, according to the assault report.
Johnson insisted Friday that she never touched Starr and said she stopped the fight by pulling her son out of the locker room. "When [investigators] call me, I'll gladly take a lie detector test. I never put my hands on him -- ever," Johnson said. "The only reason I brought my son with me is because of the comments [Starr] had made."
Johnson filed her own police report Wednesday about the Facebook messages. She said she has retained an attorney and has shared copies of Starr's alleged comments with school officials and police.
Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655