Teacher says student threatened his life

first_imgPuttler filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department, he said. The LAPD later dropped the case, telling Puttler they had more pressing cases to pursue, the teacher said. When school officials searched the locker of the suspected culprit, they found a gory story called “Untitled,” notes confessing she had “tormented” one of her teachers and a book about becoming a serial killer, Puttler said. School officials declined to confirm or deny the details of Puttler’s accusations. “\ complaint was heard and we will be following it up with an investigation by \ Human Resources \,” said Gene Kerr, assistant superintendent of human resources for Montebello Unified School District. “The results of the fact-finding will be presented to him. HR will get someone without connections to the school to do the investigations so it will be independent.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Montebello High School biology teacher filed a complaint Tuesday against the school, claiming his reports of death threats and harassment by students were ignored by administrators. In a lengthy letter to the Montebello Unified School District, Jerome Puttler related more than two years of death threats, including bloody sketches of him, sent in a series of e-mails, letters and cartoons. “At first it looked like \ was going to investigate it and that he took it seriously,” said Puttler, who did not know the motive behind the harassment. “Then when they found very incriminating evidence in the locker of a girl I suspected was behind it, they wouldn’t give me any information.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The girl was suspended for three days, but apparently for something unrelated. “They don’t seem to take the issue of harassment of a teacher seriously. But when a student accuses a teacher of it, then they’re right there,” he added. Saying the case had been sent to the Personnel Department for investigation, Schwartz declined to comment further, saying only that the school had followed district policies in its handling of Puttler’s complaints. Puttler, 45, said he at first did not make a connection between his students and a string of e-mails he began receiving in October 2003 from someone claiming to be a romantically interested woman who found his personal profile on AOL. A month or so later, a detailed death letter called “Untitled” arrived in his postal mail box containing geographical information about his residence and the layout of his apartment building, he said. last_img read more