Police: Cafeteria Worker Assaulted Student

The incident reportedly took place at Jonathan Law High School in October.

A Milford woman employed as a cafeteria worker at was arrested by warrant Thursday for allegedly assaulting a student, according to police.

The arrest stems from an Oct. 20 incident at the school in which five students were issued summonses for breach of peace after police responded to a report of a disturbance at the 10 Landsdale Avenue campus. An investigation revealed that Joy Alves, 35, was working as a cafeteria worker that day when she allegedly approached a group of students and struck one of the kids in the face, police said.

The assaulted student's parents requested police arrest Alves, according to police.

Alves was charged with second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault. Her bond was set at $500 and she is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 24.

Garfield January 09, 2012 at 03:06 PM
These are not adults in a fine restaurant. We expect students to behave and show respect to school employees, not the other way around. "Your not ready to sit down Sir? Fine I'll come back later" NOBODY "yell and screams" unless dealing with ill behaved brats who do not respect and do not listen.
Michele Britt February 10, 2012 at 01:21 AM
I am the mother of one of the students that where arrested and my "DAUGHTER" was the only female that was involved. I don't condone my children fighting but my daughter came to the defense of another male student who was going to get jumped from behind. To my understanding from my daughter and other students at Law high school there was a screaming match going on for 5 minutes before Ms.Alves the only adult who stepped in as quickly as possible to try and get the students apart. My children have always said Ms.Alves was great with all the kids there and very friendly. My daughter has stressed that Ms.Alves did not punch anyone. As far as I am concerned there is not enough security at Law since now there is only one security officer. The staff that was suppose to intervine did not do the job quick enough. I have heard of numerous fights going on this year at Law and it's very disturbing to me as a parent. I do not think Ms.Alves she be punished for this. There is alot more to this story and why it even started in the first place...and until this day like I said to the principle Mr.Thompson it's being swept under the rug!!!!!
Michele Britt February 10, 2012 at 01:29 AM
I agree with you Mr.Goldwyn since the press can not even put accurate information in their article!
Emily Constance February 10, 2012 at 01:42 AM
The information in this article was taken directly from Milford police reports while the investigation was still ongoing. This report does not indicate a conviction, but rather communicates specific information provided by the Milford police. The allegations against Alves were listed as such. We appreciate your participation in this dialog as well as any comments that aim to be informative. Please feel free to contact me at any time (504) 296-5405.
Michele Britt February 10, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Like I said my daughter was involved in the incident and the way it's posted in the article sounds like she walked up to the student and voluntarily punched the student in the face. There is a whole lot more to this story and Ms.Alves should be the last one in trouble for this...Since the case is on going I will not give any more information out. The school is not looking in the mirror for their faults in this incident!!!!!! The police where not there during this matter and their information is only given to them as so was yours.


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