A Denton High School football player reported to police Monday that after Friday’s 63-34 loss to Grapevine High School, one of his teammates punched him in the face while they were inside the locker room, according to a police report.

The player, whose name was not available on the police report because he is 17 years old, said he was punched by the teammate in the Denton High team locker room after they had an argument following the game’s end, the report said. Two players were observed from the stands having an altercation before heading into the locker room.

The 17-year-old reported the assault in the lobby of the Denton Police Department, where officers met him to take his report. He did not report any injuries, police said. He said he was struck once in the face, the report shows.

A Denton police spokesman said the school’s resource officer and school officials will be handling any disciplinary action. Denton police filed a report.

Other reports

1700 block of East McKinney Street — A man said he started an altercation with an unknown man, who allegedly stabbed him with a knife, according to a police report.

The man said he was walking near Mack Park around 10 p.m. when he noticed a man standing by a vehicle. Somehow — the report does not state specifically how — the two got into an altercation, but the report does say the man who was stabbed told police he started it. It ended when the man standing by the vehicle took out a knife and stabbed him.

The report details that the man listed as the victim was first contacted by the police while he was at a local hospital getting stitches in his arm, which he had raised to block the knife.

Police said the victim did not give a description of the other man or his vehicle. Police filed a report.

3900 block of Teasley Lane — A 17-year-old girl told police Monday that her mother assaulted her on Sunday by pulling her hair and striking her in the face several times, according to a police report. She also said her mother hit her around her legs.

Police documented the girl’s claim and took photographs of her injuries before filing a report.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 668 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 151 service and officer-initiated calls and made one arrest.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 24 medical calls and three vehicle crashes.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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