News Hate Crime Charges Filed In Attack At Central District Preschool
posted by April 15 at 16:48 PMon
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King County Prosecutors have filed malicious harassment charges against a 25-year-old man who allegedly attacked a teacher at the Kidus Montessori School last week.
According to court documents, David Haas attempted to gain entry to the Lake Washington Girls Middle School on April 10th, but was not allowed inside. In response, he told staff he would “kill all the black people.”
According to court documents, Haas, who is white, then walked about 10 blocks north—onto the playground of the Kidus School—carrying a large metal pole and a brick, and told a teacher supervising a group of 1-3-year-olds that he was “an abomination to the planet. Curse to Africa. Curse to your kind.” Records do not indicate the race of the teacher.
Haas left the playground but as he walked away, he threw the brick at another teacher—Burt Hall—who had been following behind Haas in his car. The brick hit Hall in the arm, bounced and shattered his windshield.
Police were called and Haas was taken in to custody and is being held on $30,000 bail.
Court documents say Haas has prior convictions for felony harassment, DV and assault.