Lynn elementary school teacher allegedly ran down ex-husband’s girlfriend in Swampscott

A Lynn elementary school teacher was ordered held without bail today on charges that she drove her car into her ex-husband’s girlfriend Tuesday night in Swampscott.

Kimberly Ann English, 49, was arraigned today in Lynn District Court. She faced a number of charges including violation of a restraining order, aggravated assault and battery with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and leaving the scene of a crash, according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office.

English was ordered held until a dangerousness hearing Tuesday.

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She looked distraught as she appeared, wearing a red shirt, with her hands cuffed in front of her, in court today.

English, a Swampscott resident, allegedly drove her car into the other woman as she and English’s ex-husband, Carl Schroeder, were unloading groceries outside his house on Magnolia Road in the North Shore town at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Assistant District Attorney Erin Bellavia said English and Schroeder’s two children were in their father’s house when they heard the girlfriend screaming outside.

Bellavia said that the ex-husband told investigators that one of the children had told him that their mother had said she hoped the girlfriend would die.

The victim was transported to North Shore Medical Center in Salem with serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to Blodgett’s office.

English is an elementary classroom teacher at Ingalls Elementary School in Lynn, said Thomas Iarrobino, Lynn school spokesman.

Iarrobino said Lynn Superintendent Catherine Latham was seeking legal advice this morning on what action to take against English.

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