Man sexually assaults teacher in school
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City Elementary school is reviewing security after police said a man came into the school and grabbed a teacher’s buttocks Wednesday.
Police arrested 21-year-old Alonso Landeros Thursday on a sexual battery charge.
The district sent letters home with the students Friday telling them about the assault.
Parents like Amanda Carreon said they were disturbed by the situation.
“Nasty, just no respect for women,” Carreon said.
Reports said the attacker patted the teacher on the bottom several times on the school’s elevator.
Spokesperson for the school district, Kathleen Kennedy, said when the elevator doors opened, a male teacher restrained the man.
He escaped before police could arrive but he came back the next day; that’s when police arrested him.
“Makes me not even want to send him to school,” Carreon said.
Kennedy said Landeros was able to slip past the sign in desk because the school was holding an event for many parents.
They added, Landeros often accompanies a woman who picks up children so it didn’t seem out of place to see him walking the halls.
“There are people out there that are trying to test every rule you put into place and we’re just thankful our staff was diligent and able to catch the person,” Kennedy said.
While the school plans to issue Landeros a letter of No Trespass, parents said they hope security gets tighter.
“They need to be more secure about it because you can get inside those doors and my kid’s classroom is right there,” Carreon said.
Police said Landeros has never been arrested for a sex crime before.
The school district said it never expected this from the suspect.