Woman Accused of Stalking, Threatening School Superintendent, Sings, “She’ll be coming around the mountain” in Front of Her Residence
SPRING HILL – Hernando County School Superintendent Dr. Lori Romano is no stranger to condemnation but sometimes people allow their disdain for the embattled school official get the best of them.
According to a petition filed by Romano on December 4th, a feud between her neighbor, Lainez Italia, reached the point of Italia being accused of stalking and threatening Romano.
Romano states in a petition for a restraining order, that between July 31st and December 2nd of this year, Lainez harassed, stalked, and threatened her. Lainez and Romano live directly across from each other on Twinberry Drive, inside the gated community, Pristine Place.
Romano alleges that Lainez repeatedly gives her the finger and yells profanities, whenever she comes and goes from her residence. Romano says Lainez does the same thing in front of her 8-year-old daughter.
On more than one occasion, Romano says Lainez would bring her dog to the corner of her driveway and let it urinate while Romano and her husband stand just a few feet away.
On October 13th, while sitting with a neighbor, Romano says Lainez walked back and forth in front of her residence singing, “She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes. . .”
On November 6th, Romano says while driving in the neighborhood, Lainez swerved and attempted to hit her head-on, forcing Romano to drive off the roadway. Romano’s daughter was inside the car at the time of incident.
On December 2nd, Romano says she and her husband were in their front yard when Lainez came up behind them and stated, “I’ll f*ck you all up, you p*ssy.” Lainez continued to threaten and scream profanities, says Romano.
Romano says many of the incidents were witnessed by another neighbor who lives next to both Romano and Lainez. There may also be surveillance video of the incidents recorded at the neighbor’s residence.
Romano’s petition also provides information on an incident in which Lainez is accused of threatening to choke a school bus driver.
It should also be noted that Lainez was trespassed from Chocachatti Elementary, where her 9-year-old daughter attended school.
Dr. Romano did not reply to our requests for comment.
Lainez says she cannot comment due to the pending court hearing, which is scheduled for December 21st.
CORRECTION: Our report initially stated that a Sheriff’s Deputy witnessed the incidents. This was in error. The neighbor is not a Sheriff’s Deputy. We apologize for the error.
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