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Father of Baltimore Student Assaults Teacher After Inappropriate Texts Found

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) - Text messages between a high school student and a teacher led to an assault outside of the girl’s Baltimore home, police say.

The mother of a 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student contacted Baltimore County Police early Thursday morning about several dozen text messages sent back and forth between the girl and one of her teachers, a 42-year-old man.

The officer found that they described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and a student, however, police did not find that a crime had been committed.

Hours later, police responded to the girl’s Nottingham home for a report of a disturbance. The girl’s father told the officer that the girl’s teacher had arrived at the family’s home without permission, saying he wanted to talk.

The father told the teacher to leave, but he refused. He then struck the teacher with a baseball bat, according to police.

The teacher sustained minor injuries but did not want to press charges.

The name of the teacher will not be released because he has not been charged with a crime, police say. The name of the girl and her parents will not be released while the incident is under investigation.

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