A father hit a teacher with a baseball bat after the 42-year-old teacher sent dozens of inappropriate text messages to his 15-year-old daughter and then showed up at the girl's home. The news of a teacher getting attacked by a father with a baseball bat has spread across the world and in a unanimous response, everyone salutes the dad. “Sounds like my kind of dad. And Father's Day is coming soon...,” is one reader’s reaction to the dad’s attack according to a June 9 The Daily Caller report.
Another reader agrees and wrote in support of the father. “Yes. This father is a hero and should be given a medal!” I would not blame him if he caved the perverts head in!”
Quite interestingly, many readers are pointing out that the father should be saluted because he took action where police failed to do so. “Yippee, finally a man not afraid to stand up for his family!” wrote one reader while another one said that “Get him dad, it is about time we stand up and stop these teachers. Most teachers are great and care; others see our children as prey.”
Is it time for parents to worry whether or not their child has become the prey of some adult that they were supposed to trust? And is it time for parents to take matters into their own hands because authorities won’t?
In the case of the father hitting the teacher with the baseball bat, the mother of the 15-year-old girl had reported to Baltimore County police around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning that she had found several dozens of inappropriate text messages from the 42-year-old Perry High School teacher in Maryland to their daughter. Even though police determined that the text messages “described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student," police determined that no crime had been committed.
Instead of receiving a warning by the police to stay away from the 15-year-old girl, the teacher showed up at the girl's home at 9:45 a.m., demanding to talk to her. When he refused to leave, the dad “saw red” and grabbed the nearest possible defense weapon – a baseball bat.
As some commentators point out, the teacher was lucky that the father didn’t have a gun nearby and would have grabbed it instead. As one reader’s response reads, “it seems to me that there should be a law that makes it a crime for this type of behavior. And I would have probably done the same thing the Dad did...only I don't own a baseball bat...I own a GUN! I am SO sick of reading about cases like this and seldom anything happening except for the teacher losing their job! This type of behavior should be treated just as pedophiles are! What's the difference?”
The teacher who was attacked by the 15-year-old girl’s father with a baseball bat sustained minor injuries and chose not to press any charges, according to an ABC6 news report. Many readers see this as a sign that the teacher knew he did something wrong by sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old girl. Whether or not the dad will press any charges against the teacher and ask for a restraining order against him still remains to be seen – would you?