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Former North Crowley worker charged with assaulting school janitor

FORT WORTH -- A former North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus employee has been arrested in connection with the assault of a school janitor over Facebook postings that he made about the woman.

Voncia Deshae Johnson, 33, was arrested last week and charged Thursday with assault causing bodily injury stemming from the alleged after-hours attack at the campus of Jason Starr, 23, on Dec. 5.

A "directive to apprehend" -- similar to a juvenile arrest warrant -- has also been issued for the woman's teenage son, but he had not been arrested as of late Monday afternoon, said Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman. He is not being identified because he is a juvenile.

Johnson was released after posting $1,500 bail, jail records show.

Johnson has told the Star-Telegram that she had gone to the school with her son to talk to Starr about some inappropriate comments he had made about her on Facebook.

Starr has acknowledged that he made some statements about Johnson on Facebook as part of an ongoing confrontation between the two.

"She was trying to get under my skin. I was trying to get under her skin. I guess I got under her skin first," Starr told the Star-Telegram.

On the day of the alleged assault, Starr told police that Johnson and her son confronted him as he worked in the men's locker room.

"You were talking all that trash, now my son is here," Starr said Johnson told him.

Starr told police that he tried to walk away but that the teen began assaulting him. During the subsequent fight, he told police, Johnson put him in a bearhug from behind and her son punched him twice in the face.

Johnson has told the Star-Telegram that the meeting turned physical between Starr and her son after the janitor put his hand on the teen's chest. She denied touching Starr.

Starr, who worked for a contract janitorial company used by the Crowley district, said he was fired because of the incident.

"They fired me and I was the victim," Starr said.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

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