Archive for Thursday, March 1, 2007

Theis is arrested again

March 1, 2007

For the second time in a month, a Baldwin High School science teacher has been arrested for domestic battery from incident involving a woman in Lawrence.

David Theis, 37, was arrested Sunday morning in Lawrence after throwing coffee in a woman's face, according to Lawrence police.

Paul Dorathy, superintendent of schools in Baldwin City, said Monday that Theis isn't teaching in the district.

"He is currently on administrative leave and is not in the classroom," said Dorathy. "Anything beyond that, I can't comment on. He will not be in our classrooms until this is resolved."

According to Lawrence police, an officer on civil standby went with Theis' former spouse to his residence in the 3200 block of West 21st Street at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the woman went to drop off her children and got into an argument about photo equipment. Police said Theis followed the woman to her car and threw coffee at her as she tried to drive away.

Theis remains in Douglas County Jail on $1,000 bond. He had been arrested Feb. 8 in the parking lot at BHS after an altercation with his former spouse in Lawrence that morning. He was released on his own recognizance following a court appearance on those charges.

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