A 40-year-old Akron man has been charged with assault and criminal damaging after hitting a 17-year-old boy in the leg with a baseball bat on Labor Day.
News Channel 5 reports that Jeff Willis warned the 17-year-old boy to stay away from his daughter and then later found a text message from the teen on his daughter's phone.
Officers were told by Willis that he confronted the teen near his home and struck the teen repeatedly in the leg. He also told police that he broke a window out of the teenager's car.
Willis is a teacher at Jane Addams Vocational High School in Cleveland.
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