SALIDA — A woman who left an assisted living facility after an argument was arrested Thursday on suspicion of kicking and punching two staffers at nearby Salida Middle School. No one was injured, school Principal Shannon Kettering said.
Sheriff's deputies took Paulette Fierera into custody just before 9 a.m. They determined she was a danger to herself or others and took her to a behavioral health center at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, authorities said.
Kettering said the woman, dressed in a blue robe, came from the Hospitality House on Kiernan Avenue, less than a quarter mile from Salida Middle School on Toomes Road.
Around 8:40 a.m., Fierera was approached by a campus supervisor who asked what she was doing on campus.
"She got really aggravated," Kettering said.
School officials put the campus on lockdown for 13 minutes to keep students and staff safe, Kettering said.
"Everybody knew there was a lockdown, but no student saw (Fierera) or came in contact with her," Kettering said.
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