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Incident No. 95

Assault—Simple

Sousa Middle School

Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.

A female student reported to Security that while in the classroom #216, a male student went over to the cabinet, when another male student and several unidentified male students pushed him inside of the metal cabinet and closed the door. The student was unable to get out. The other students began pushing the cabinet. The student [inside] was kicking the cabinet. The cabinet then turned over onto the floor. The student [inside] continued to kick the cabinet. The cabinet then came open. Several students began to help the student. Security escorted him to the school nurse. He complained of pain to his left arm and that he was unable to move it. He sustained a cut to his upper left arm near the elbow. The school nurse administered 1st aide….A male substitute teacher stated that the student [victim] stepped inside the cabinet, when several male students closed the door on him. The student [victim] said he dropped his pencil inside the cabinet. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) notified. Administrative action pending.

Incident No. 257

Theft of Government Property

Orr Elementary School

Sept. 30, no time reported.

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On September 30, 2004 at approximately 1:50 p.m., a male District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) investigator observed a female cafeteria employee walking toward her vehicle with two heavy bags. The bags were covered with a shirt. The DCPS investigator confronted the employee and began an investigation. He then asked to see the contents of the bags. The employee removed the bags from her vehicle. The bags contained: 16 sandwiches, 2 frozen boxes of Broccoli, 3 cans of spaghetti, 6 cartons of chocolate milk, and 8 cartons of white milk. The employee also stated that she did not get authorization to take the food home. MPD was not notified. Administrative action pending at this time.

Incident No. 202

Improper Conduct

Johnson Junior High School

Sept. 24, 11:05 a.m.

A female security guard was coming down the 2nd floor hallway when she overheard a male teacher yelling at his students in classroom #205. The male teacher stated, “I hate black people, especially black women.” A few feet away, a female teacher was walking. The female teacher turned to the security guard and asked her did she hear what she heard? The security guard replied, “yes.” The security guard peeped into the classroom to assure what she heard. The teacher repeated the comment again. The security guard and female teacher notified the Principal. The Principal held a conference with the male teacher. School assigned MPD was notified and responded. No report taken. Administrative action pending.

*Minor edits have been made for clarity.