(SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE) — A professional dispute between a Sarasota County School District principal and her substitute teacher led to an arrest last month when the teacher allegedly spread human feces on the tables and grills of a local park where the principal was hosting a birthday party for her child later that day, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

On the morning of Dec. 1, Phillippi Shores Elementary School substitute teacher Heather Carpenter, 42, went to Sarasota County’s Urfer Park, near Bee Ridge Road and Honore Avenue, and spread feces on the park’s tables and grills at its pavilion, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. Phillippi Shores Principal Allison Foster was scheduled to host a birthday party there for her daughter that morning.

A witness saw a woman with light brown hair and a gray minivan come to the park at around 6:30 a.m. and put the feces on the tables and grills. The witness said the woman was wearing blue gloves and a blue mask.

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