A Maryland father decided to take the law into his own hands when he beat a teacher with a bat after he sent “inappropriate” texts to his 15-year-old daughter.
The altercation occurred last week after the Baltimore County Police Department was alerted to a series of text messages exchanged between the 15-year-old and a 42-year-old male teacher, News Net 5 reported. The father hit the teacher with a bat on Thursday after he showed up at the girl’s Perry Hill home to talk to him.
Police determined however that no crime had been committed. The case was referred to the Crimes Against Children Unit for further investigation, police said.
“There’s nothing we’ve seen in the contents that’s criminal,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said of the text messages.
Thursday morning, the teacher went to the girl’s home in the 4600 block of Vicky Road to speak with the girl’s father. The teacher did so without permission, police said.
“The girl’s father told the teacher to leave, but the teacher refused,” according to a police news release. “The girl’s father then struck the teacher with a baseball bat.
“The officer found that the teacher sustained minor injuries and advised him of the process for swearing out a complaint of second-degree assault (a misdemeanor),” the release continued. “The teacher said he did not wish to pursue charges.”
So far, no charges have been filed. Police are not releasing the names of the girl, her parents or the teacher.
The father could file trespassing charges against the teacher, who has been barred from returning to the home. The teacher could file assault charges against the father, police said.