An Oregon teacher was arrested for cursing out a sexual assault victim when she recognized her at a restaurant, police said.
Trisha Lynn Ebbs, 50, was busted Friday at Hops N Drops in Keizer after she approached an unidentified, 20-year-old woman whom she recognized as a sexual assault victim in Marion County from three years earlier, police announced Tuesday.
Ebbs — who teaches health at North Salem High School, according to KPTV — then approached the victim as she sat nearby and started shouting “various expletives” based on her understanding of the 2017 crime, police said.
At the time, Ebbs was with the parents of the 21-year-old man who was charged and later convicted in that sexual assault, as well as another attack on a second underage female, police said.
The relationship between Ebbs and the man’s parents was not immediately clear.
The woman’s father responded by pushing Ebbs, prompting a group of men with the teacher to begin shoving him back, according to investigators.
“Restaurant employees intervened and were able to separate the individuals until police arrived,” Keizer police said.
Witnesses at the restaurant later told cops that Ebbs was “on top of” the victim, her father and a third person at their table during the altercation, police said.
Ebbs, who was arrested for disorderly conduct, has since been released from custody on her own recognizance. She had been placed on administrative leave by Salem-Keizer Public Schools on Monday, KPTV reports.
Some of the teacher’s former students, meanwhile, commented on a Facebook post about Ebbs’ arrest, including one woman who recognized her from her previous job as a wellness teacher at McNary High School.
“Not to be rude but I’m not entirely surprised,” the woman wrote.