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Incident No. 1241

Misappropriation of Funds

Ballou Senior High School

3401 4th St. SE

Feb. 5, 2005, 1:00 p.m.

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On Feb. 9, the principal reported to Security that on Feb. 5, a cheerleader coordinator/teacher had a cheerleader competition at Ballou Senior High School. The principal stated that the cheerleader coordinator was charging an entry fee of $7 for adults and $4 for children under five years of age. The principal went on to state that the cheerleader coordinator also had a concession stand set up. The principal stated that it is normal protocol to turn in any money from the event the same day of the event. The cheerleader coordinator had not turned in the money as of Feb. 9…[and] has not been to work since the day of the event. The principal stated that the assistant cheerleader coordinator informed him that the cheerleader coordinator was charging the cheerleaders a fee of $30….The business manager stated that no cheerleader fees had been turned in to her and that she did not know anything about the cheerleader coordinator collecting fees from the students. The assistant cheerleader coordinator provided a list of the cheerleaders that the cheerleader coordinator allegedly collected fees from, totalling $245. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) notified.

Incident No. 1271

Suicidal Gestures

H.D. Cooke Elementary School (temporarily housed at K.C. Lewis Elementary School)

300 Bryant St. NW

Feb. 22, 2005, 12:00 p.m.

A teacher observed a special-ed student inserting safety pins into the tips of his fingers, then suck[ing] the blood from his fingers. The student then began using profanity and stated, “I wish I was dead.” The teacher confiscated the safety pin. An ambulance responded and transported the student to Children’s Hospital.

Incident No. 1317

Concealment of a Deadly Weapon

Cardozo Senior High School

1200 Clifton St. NW

March 1, 2005, 10:30 a.m.

During a routine search, a SAVE team member discovered an object inside a female student’s sock. When the team member began searching the student, the student snatched her leg away and stated that a cell phone was inside her sock. The team member instructed the student to stand still. [The student] again snatched her leg away. The team member then instructed the student to move to the side. The student complied. The team member conducted a thorough search and discovered 1 knife inside of the student’s left sock….The student stated that she brought the knife to school for protection against the Most Wanted Honnies and the KO & Pu**y Found Honnies. The student was involved in a feud with both gangs. The student also stated that the KO & Pu**y Honnies followed her home where she was involved in a physical confrontation with one of the gang members. The school-assigned MPD officer and the Youth Gang Task Force Supervisor was notified.

Minor edits have been made for clarity.

—Mike Kanin