A Maryland father will not be facing charges after hitting one of his daughter’s teachers with a baseball bat after the teacher refused to leave the family’s home following a texting scandal.
Authorities are not releasing the names of the girl, her parents or the teacher.
Police were initially contacted by the teen’s mother after she became aware of hundreds of texts, described by Baltimore County Police as documenting ” an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student,” between the 15-year-old girl and the 42-year-old teacher.
Police determined that no crime had been committed and referred the case to the Crimes Against Children Unit for further investigation.
“There’s nothing we’ve seen in the contents that’s criminal,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in regard to the texts .
According to newsnet5, the teacher showed up uninvited at the home of the girl Thursday morning wishing to speak with her father. The exchange ended when the father hit the teacher with a baseball bat.
“The girl’s father told the teacher to leave, but the teacher refused,” Baltimore County Police department reported. “The girl’s father then struck the teacher with a baseball bat.”
According to police the teacher sustained minor injuries but chose to not file second-degree assault charges.
The father could still press trespassing charges, police said.
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers' attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.
Founded in 2004, Raw Story reaches 9 million unique readers per month and serves more than 30 million pageviews.