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Incident No. 416

Improper Conduct

Deal Junior High School

Oct. 19, 2004, 11:34 a.m.

In April 2004, a student informed the Principal that a female physical education teacher had called her a “B**ch.” The teacher had also said “F**ck you” to the student. A District of Columbia Public Schools Investigator was assigned to the case. On May 20, 2004, the parent of another student informed the Principal that she was concerned about comments that the teacher was making to the students. Her child informed her that the teacher calls her students “Faggots.” The second student stated that teacher called one student a “Faggot” and “Gay boy.” The parent stated that the teacher’s comments irritate all of the female students in the classroom. An investigation is requested. Administrative action is pending at this time.

Incident No. 558

Concealment of a Deadly Weapon

Garfield Elementary School

Nov. 5, 2004, 3 p.m.

A student reported to a teacher that another student had a knife in his possession. The teacher asked the student did he possess a knife? The student replied, “yes.” The teacher asked the student why did he have a knife in school? The student said “he needed the knife for protection, in case someone tried to rape him.” The teacher asked the student if anyone has or had tried to rape him? The student replied that someone had tried. The teacher confiscated a box cutter from the student and turned it over to Security. Security will turn the box cutter over to the Cluster Supervisor. School-assigned police officer was called, but no contact was made. Numerous calls were made to contact the student’s parent, but were unsuccessful. A letter was sent home. The student was suspended for 10 days.

Incident No. 775

Improper Conduct

Meyer Elementary School

Dec. 6, 2004, 11:50 a.m.

A substitute teacher entered the first floor boy’s restroom and observed feet on top of feet underneath the stall. The teacher began banging on the stall door and instructed the students to come out from the stall. One of the students crawled into another stall and walked out of the stall. It was concluded that one of the student’s feet were on top of the other’s. A parent conference was conducted on December 3, 2004. Administrative action is pending.

*Minor edits have been made for clarity.