In re B.L.Annotate this Case
Campbell, a physical education instructor at John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond, was involved in a physical altercation with a student. The details are disputed. The the district attorney of Contra Costa County filed an original wardship petition alleging that the student, age 15, committed two counts of misdemeanor battery on school employees (Pen. Code, 242, 243.6). After a contested hearing in the juvenile court, the allegations were each sustained and the student was deemed a ward of the court and placed on probation at the home of her mother, with 60 days of home supervision that could be terminated after 30 days, depending on her conduct. The court of appeal affirmed, finding that Penal Code 242 covers knocking a walkie-talkie transmitter out of the hand of the person holding it and noting that there was no dispute that Campbell was punched in the face and kicked in the groin while on duty as a physical education teacher.