Teacher attacked by 4 teens outside Parkville elementary school
PARKVILLE, Md. (WBFF) - A pregnant teacher was attacked in the parking lot of a Parkville elementary school by four people Friday afternoon, reported Baltimore County police.
Four suspects, described only as black females who appeared to be teens, entered Villa Cresta Elementary School, on Rader Avenue, and appeared to be registering, then left the building, said police spokesperson Ofr. Jen Peach.
The girls were buzzed into the schools when they said there were inquiring about registering a child.
The teacher was also leaving the building when she was approached by the suspects, who knocked her cell phone out of her hand.
"That's terrible," Rebecca Butchok, whose son attends kindergarten at the school, told FOX45's Alexa Ashwell. "I saw police and heard the helicopter flying overhead."
As of Friday night, no arrests had been made.
Baltimore County Police said it's difficult to determine exactly why the teens chose the school.
"It's difficult to say if this was something that was planned or spur of the moment," said police spokesperson Officer Jen Peach.
The teacher turned to run, but fell and dropped her purse.
The girls took the phone and the purse, reported police.
Two of them drove off in the teacher's black 2013 Kia Sportage, while the other two left in a silver sedan with Virginia tags.
The teacher was not injured, said police.
A police helicopter was seen circling the area after the incident.
Julie Henn, a Baltimore County board of education member who represents the northeast area, said in a Facebook post that she is "angered and sickened by the incident at Villa Cresta today and have requested immediate increased police presence at the school as well as BCPS' plan for addressing this school's security."