Maryland Dad Hits Teacher With Bat Over 'Inappropriate' Texts Sent To Daughter

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Maryland father hit a teacher with a baseball bat after he learned that he sent "inappropriate" texts to his 15-year-old daughter, Baltimore County police said.

The 42-year-old man allegedly sent dozens of texts to the teen, which “described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student,” Baltimore County Police said in a statement.

The names of the girl, her parents and her teacher have not been released.

The teen’s mother alerted officers at White Marsh Precinct to the texts sent by the teacher at Perry Hall High School at around 3 a.m. Thursday, WMAR-TV reported.

"There's nothing we've seen in the contents that's criminal," Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said of the messages.

Later that day, the teacher allegedly showed up to the family’s Nottingham home.

The girl’s father said he told the teacher to leave and he refused. That’s when he struck the teacher with a baseball bat.

Police responded to the home around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. The teacher sustained minor injuries. No charges were filed against the father.

Baltimore’s Crimes Against Children Unit is continuing to investigate the allegations.

Sources: Huffington Post, WMAR-TV