According to police around 3 a.m. Thursday morning the mother of the girl reported numerous text messages were being sent back and forth between her daughter and the teacher. The officer viewed several dozen texts and found that "they described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student," police said. However police said they did not find that a crime had been committed and referred the report to BCoPD's Safe Schools Facilitator and the Crimes Against Children Unit.
At 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning police responded to the girl's home for a report of a disturbance. The girl's father told police that the same teacher showed up at the family's home without permission, saying he wanted to talk. The father told police the teacher refused to leave, at which point he struck the teacher with a baseball bat.
"The victim and the suspect gave slightly different versions of the assault, which did not occur in the presence of the officer," police said.
The teacher sustained minor injuries but said he did not wish to pursue charges, according to police. The officer advised the girl's family of the process for applying for a protective order. The officer told the teacher that he would be arrested if he returned to the family's home.
Police are not releasing the name of the teacher because he has not been charged with the crime. The Crimes Against Children Unit continues to investigate.
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