by Madison White Franks
HEATHSVILLE—Heather Lynn Sebra of Farnham was convicted December 2 in Northumberland Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of assault and battery.
In September, Sebra was charged with assault following an incident involving two students at Northumberland High School.
According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Jane Wrightson, Sebra was sentenced to 12 months in jail with all but 14 days suspended. The suspension of her sentence is conditioned on her being of peace and good behavior for two years, attending anger management counseling and performing community service under the supervision of local community based probation.
Sebra noted an appeal. A hearing is set on January 24, 2017, to report counsel and set a trial date.
The altercation that led to the assault charge occurred August 30. Charges also were filed against one of the students.
Northumberland County Sheriff James R. “Doc” Lyons issued a statement noting that his office was notified about 8 p.m. August 30 of “a physical altercation between two juveniles and an adult that had occurred in the cafeteria area of Northumberland High School.
“Investigation by sheriff’s office personnel reveal that the adult intervened in a fight that involved two juveniles and during this intervention the adult [identified as Sebra] struck one of the juveniles with an open hand. This information was obtained by witness interviews and by viewing video footage obtained from the school and from social media.”
The school superintendent said Sebra was on school grounds to bring her son a piece of football practice equipment he had forgotten.