Broadmoor Elementary teacher released from prison after allegedly threatening family with gun

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East Baton Rouge Parish School System makes statement about incident

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Broadmoor Elementary School P.E. teacher, Bridgette Digerolamo, 38, has been released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System released this statement:

“The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is aware of an incident that occurred Monday, July 6, involving an employee. Per district policy, we are conducting an investigation of this incident and, following completion of the investigation, will make a final determination pursuant to district policies and procedures.”

ORIGINAL:

Demetra Lewis said, her neighborhood is known to flood. But she never thought taking an alternate route home would be the wrong turn.

“She starts yelling, turn this *redacted* truck around.”

Lewis was driving with her family near the intersection of Confederate and Chattanooga streets when the unthinkable happened.

“She took the bat and she hit the mirror on the truck and so it just folded in.”

In cell phone video recorded, you can hear the exchange as Lewis gets out of the truck to check for damage. She said, before she knew it — the bat was on the ground and she was now starring at a gun.

“My daughter starts yelling and screaming, mom, get back in the car, get back in the car she has a gun.”

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office confirms, 38-year-old Bridgette Digerolamo, a P.E. teacher at Broadmoor Elementary School did point a handgun at the family. According to the affidavit, the 38-year-old said, she feared for her life.

“Her neighbors were trying to talk her into putting the gun down and going in the house. The neighbors came to us and told us to just go, she is going through something.”

In the back seat, Lewis’ daughter recorded the entire incident.

She said, she never thought anything like this could happen to her and fears one wrong move could have resulted in deadly consequences.


“The actions of yourself can take and damage your whole career, your whole life. I mean, if she had shot and killed me, she has a 2-year-old child. I have a 16-year-old child. There you have two mothers gone. She is going to jail, I’m not here. So, think of your actions.”

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