The Columbus Dispatch
The woman who sprayed Delaware County sheriff’s deputies with breast milk while resisting arrest last weekend has been fired from her teaching job.
Stephanie Robinette, 30, of Westerville, had been a teacher at Summit Academy on Columbus’ East Side.
She was arrested early Saturday morning at Bridgewater Banquet facility on Sawmill Parkway in Delaware County, after deputies arrived to break up a fight between Robinette and her husband.
Witnesses and her husband told deputies that he and his wife, who was drunk, were arguing and she struck him multiple times, before locking herself in the car.
According to the sheriff’s office, Mrs. Robinette began yelling profanities when they approached the car and refused to get out. She then told them she is a breastfeeding mother, removed her right breast from her dress and began spraying deputies and the car with her breast milk.
She pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of domestic violence, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors, in Delaware County Municipal Court.
She was released from jail on her own recognizance under the conditions that she have no contact with her husband or other witnesses and that she report to the probation department for a mental-health assessment.
Robinette, who has a master’s degree, taught second and third grades at Summit Academy in the 2010-11 school year. The charter school specializes in helping children with autism, ADHD and other disorders.