[Ed. – LU does not, of course, condone violence as a method of conflict resolution. But there probably aren’t too many fathers out there who wouldn’t at least want to lay some bat on a middle-aged male exchanging inappropriate emails with their teenage daughters. LU’s Renee Nal has pointed out, meanwhile, that the media have chosen to largely ignore the epidemic of such inappropriate behavior by teachers, however much they emphasize it when the perps are Catholic priests.]
A Perry Hall High School student’s father struck his daughter’s teacher with a baseball bat after the family found “several dozen” text messages between the male instructor and 15-year-old girl, police said.
Police said the incident happened after the teacher showed up at the girl’s family’s home. Authorities did not identify the 42-year-old male teacher or the father. Neither has been charged with a crime.
The 15-year-old girl’s family called police after finding the messages, which police said “described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student.” …
The girl’s father said the teacher who sent the texts showed up to their house uninvited, “saying he wanted to talk,” police said. Her father told the teacher to leave, but he refused. The father then struck the teacher with a baseball bat, police said.
Police said the teacher sustained minor injuries but did not press charges.