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Incident No. 984

Theft of Government Property

Patterson Elementary School

4600 Livingston Road SE

Jan. 7, 2005, 8:30 a.m.

A science teacher discovered that the baby Python snake was missing from the tank in room #B-101. The teacher had placed two rocks on the top screen to prevent the snake from escaping from the tank. The school-assigned Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer was notified of the incident. The MPD officer did not complete a report. No suspects, leads, or witnesses at this time.

Incident No. 1057

Corporal Punishment

Kelly Miller Middle School

217 49th St. NE

Jan. 17, 2005, 8:45 a.m.

A student was standing outside of the cafeteria when a teacher punched him in the chest and called him a “nigger.” Another teacher intervened and grabbed the suspect. The student’s mother responded to the scene. Three students witnessed the incident. The victim did not sustain injury. The school-assigned MPD officers were notified of the incident. The MPD officers did not complete a report. A Watkins Investigator will be assigned to the case.

Incident No. 1087

Possession of Drugs

River Terrace Elementary School

420 34th St. NE

Jan. 24, 2005, 12:20 p.m.

A student reported to his teacher that another student allegedly had marijuana in his locker. The teacher checked the suspect’s locker, negative results. The suspect had thrown the substance in the trashcan in the classroom. The teacher didn’t bother to look in the trashcan, she just escorted the suspect to the Principal’s office. The Principal sent the suspect to get the trashcan. The Principal found a small ziploc bag with a green leafy substance appearing to be marijuana. Three students stated that they were told by the suspect that he had some marijuana. MPD was notified, responded and tested the substance, which tested positive as marijuana. The suspect was unable to be located at the time. Administrative action pending.

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