Crime in D.C. schools
Last April, TBD reporter Sarah Larimer filed a Freedom of Information Act request to D.C. police for all records of incident reports at public and private schools in the District going back to 2009. This past August, after Larimer took a job at Grantland.com, the documents started to roll in. The police sent TBD a document listing every incident (PDF) as well as hundreds of individual incident reports. They’re presented here with all original spelling intact and only the names of suspects and victims redacted in the rare cases that they’ve been left in. Some of the reports are heartbreaking, some are bizarre, and more than you’d think involve weaponized tape dispensers. There are lots of banal incidents, and a couple that should probably be feature stories (like this one). You can download the original spreadsheet we made here or sort these data yourself in the table below.
–Data wrangling by Andrew Beaujon, Caroline Smith, and Ryan O'Malley.
|Event Date sort||Complaint No. sort||Police District sort||School sort||Event Type sort|
|12/14/2009||9178350||7D||Moten Elementary School||Sexual Abuse, 1st Degree; Felony Threats|
|Weapons: Hands/Feet/Teeth67 - Penis Property: None Specified||Description: AT THE LISTED DATE AND BETWEEN THE LISTED TIMES C-1 REPORTS TO YOUTH DIVISION DETECTIVE THAT S-1 DRAGGED C-1 INTO THE LISTED LOCATION. S-1 THEN PUNCHED C-1 WITH A CLOSED FIST AND ATTEMPTED TO STRANGLE C-1'S NECK WITH HIS HANDS CAUSING THE LISTED INJURIES ON C-1. S-1 THEN PENETRATED C-1'S VAGIN WITH HIS PENIS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF C-1. S-1 THEN STATED TO C-1 "IF YOU TELL ANYBODY I'LL KILL YOU!" S-1 THEN FLED IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION FROM THE LISTED LOCATION. THE BELOW STATED YOUTH DIVISION DETECTIVE CONTACTED OFFICERS OF THE SIXTH DISTRICT FOR A SECOND SIGHTING OF THE SUBJECT WHO WAS AT [ADDRESS REDACTED BY TBD]. OFFICERS STOPPED S-1 AND A SHOW UP WAS CONDUCTED WITH C-1 AND C-1 POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED S-1 AS THE PERSON WHO COMMITED THE ACTS. S-1 WAS ARRESTED AND TRANSPORTED TO THE SIXTH DISTRICT FOR PROCESSING. S-1 AND C-1 HAVE BEEN BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND FOR 2 YEARS, ACCORDING TO S-1. OCAP OFFERED AND REFUSED. Permanent link|