Police Dispatch

Fifth-Grade Fright

West Messala Way, Nov. 3, 3:15 p.m.

A female fifth-grader had a bizarre encounter in a school bathroom, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Sheriff's deputies responded to Maldonado School, 3535 W. Messala Way, and met with the principal, the victim and the victim's mother. The girl said that she had been washing her hands in the school bathroom when a male subject approached her and touched her cheek. The man was short and wore jeans, a denim shirt, black gloves and a wolf mask with real animal hair.

Speaking in Spanish, the subject reportedly told the girl that if she told anyone about him, she would never see her parents again and would be scolded. The girl described his voice as "like a man and a woman." After the subject pulled her hair, the girl screamed and ran away.

Deputies could find no information on the subject's identity.

Seventh-Grade Skirmish

East Littletown Road, Nov. 7, 9:46 p.m.

A 12-year-old student claimed he was head-butted by his teacher after being disruptive in class, a PCSD report said.

The student at Lauffer Middle School, 5385 E. Littletown Road, reported that during sixth period, one of his classmates made him laugh, at which point the teacher got angry and told him to be quiet. When he laughed again, the teacher yelled, "Stop freaking laughing!" and, "I'm fucking tired of this." The boy said the teacher then approached him, put his hands on the boy's desk and head-butted him.

The teacher said the student in question had been acting very disruptive and was using foul language, specifically the word "fuck." He said he had indeed gone to the boy's desk to address him; however, the alleged head-butt had been an accident, he said, because he lowered his head too close to the student's head.

No other students reported seeing an intentional head-butt or hearing the teacher use foul language, so there was no probable cause for arrest.

That Word's Not on the Spelling List

South Camino De La Tierra, Nov. 7, 8:09 a.m.

A first-grade teacher was upset when her classroom was contaminated with adult language, a PCSD report said.

The teacher reported that early that morning, she saw the word "bitch!" written in black spray paint on the exterior of her classroom door. She immediately propped open the door to prevent children from seeing the word and was so upset that she needed to have a substitute teacher watch her class while she went to the teacher's lounge to compose herself. She believed the graffiti may have been related to an ongoing problem with her ex-husband.

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