An Ohio teacher has reportedly been charged with beating a teen with a baseball bat near his home in Akron.
According to a police report obtained by Fox 8, Jeff V. Willis, a 40-year-old teacher with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, was arrested Monday on an assault charge after allegedly striking a 17-year-old boy repeatedly in the leg with a baseball bat.
Willis was also arrested on a charge of criminal damaging for allegedly smashing the front driver's side window of a vehicle the teenager was fleeing the scene in with friends, according to the station.
Willis was arraigned on charges of assault and criminal damaging on Tuesday afternoon in Akron Municipal Court.
According to the police report, Willis told authorities that he had told the alleged victim to stop speaking to his daughter. Willis told authorities that he saw a text message that day from the alleged victim to his daughter and he went to confront the teen.
It is not known if the teen lives near Willis or was in the area with friends.