Police: Man poses as Normandy high schooler, assaults girl inside bathroom

Anthony Batts, 18, is charged with trespassing and two counts of assault.
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 9:03 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2022 at 5:23 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) - A 18-year-old Ferguson man reportedly assaulted a student after allegedly trespassing onto the Normandy High School grounds in late September.

A warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Antonio Batts, of Ferguson for trespassing and assault charges.

On Sept. 22, police said Batts pretended to be a student at Normandy High School and entered the building. He then walked into the girl’s bathroom where he touched a student’s buttocks. As she resisted his advances. Batts reportedly grabbed her by the neck of her shirt before she could escape. The 18-year-old lingered in the building and asked other female students if they wanted to engage in sexual activities in the bathroom.

He was apprehended shortly after.

The school district said safety is their number one priority and extra security personnel are posted at the school. They will continue to review their safety and security procedures.