Oakland janitor charged with assaulting principal

A former elementary school custodian was charged today with armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly attacking the school's principal, according to Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Tom Rogers.

Rogers said Floyd O'Neal, 31, will be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on Friday in connection with a June 24 attack on Manzanita Community School Principal Eyana Spencer.

The district attorney's office alleges that O'Neal attacked Spencer for disciplining him for poor work performance. During the attack, Spencer was struck with a pistol.

Rogers said O'Neal was arrested previously for a separate incident July 5 for which he's charged with six felony counts, including weapons charges and evading police.

Authorities say the gun O'Neal allegedly used to attack Spencer was seized from him on July 5, when California Highway Patrol officers stopped him at East 33rd Street and Park Boulevard, across the street from Oakland High School.

Rogers said Spencer suffered injuries to her face that required 10 stitches, and also was heavily bruised on her back.

Bay City News

AssaultBay Area NewsCrimeCrime & Courtsjanitor

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A lab worker from the Medical Examiner’s Office was arrested with an evidence bag of methamphetamine in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Audit over lab worker meth arrest finds medical examiner is missing drugs

An audit of the Medical Examiner’s Office prompted by the arrest of… Continue reading

City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)
Cap on food delivery app fees may remain until indoor dining allowed at full capacity

Proposal seen as financial relief for restaurants struggling in pandemic

A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chinatown voting station to help SRO residents make their voices heard

In a bid to boost voting access for single-room-occupancy tenants in Chinatown,… Continue reading

Public observation pier at the new Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline.
New regional park officially opens next to Bay Bridge toll plaza

The East Bay Regional Park District opened a new shoreline park Wednesday,… Continue reading

Most Read