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Man accused of pushing vice principal

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The father of a Lawrenceville elementary school student has been charged with physically assaulting a female administrator on school grounds.

Randy Moots, 45, is charged with simple assault and disruption of a public school after an incident Nov. 19 at Winn-Holt Elementary School.

While visiting the school, Moots allegedly ignored staff members' instructions to remain in the school lobby and pushed aside the assistant principal to gain entry.

Moots was arrested that day following an investigation by Gwinnett County Schools Police, a report by that agency says.

He was arrested again Sunday by Lawrenceville police on charges related to the same incident.

Police most recently became interested in Moots when a woman called 911 at a Lawrenceville store to report a "suspicious" comment made by one of his children. Lawrenceville officers pulled Moots over Sunday morning as he left a store but let him go, until a database search showed he had outstanding warrants related to the school incident, a Lawrenceville police report says. He was later arrested at home.

Moots posted $7,000 bond on the misdemeanor charges and was released Sunday from the Gwinnett County Jail.

Moots could not be reached for comment Monday. Phone numbers for two addresses listed in jail records as his residences were not available.