Walter Bowman, Science Teacher, Arrested for Unwanted Contact With Co-Workers

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    A 37-year-old Maryland man has been charged second degree assault after allegedly making unwanted physical contact with three of his co-workers last year.

    According to a news release from Montgomery County Police, Walter S. Bowman of Indian Head, Md. was arrested Wednesday on three counts of second degree assault. Bowman, a science teacher at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring, is also facing a false imprisonment charge.

    Last August, a female co-worker reported Bowman first came up behind her and held her shoulders, and several days later, placed her in a "bear hug" and began to laugh. Police say the victim was able to break free and scream.

    The next month, another female co-worker reported Bowman was crouched on the floor by her ankles, laughing.

    In the same month, a third female co-worker reported Bowman -- again laughing -- approached her from behind and grabbed her waist.

    Police say there may be additional victims -- but say there is no knowledge or evidence of inappropriate contact between Bowman and students.

    If you have any information in the case, call police at 240-773-5530.