MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Police and striking Medford teachers say a man employed as a substitute teacher drove too close to a picket line, pulling up on the grass within striking distance of the teachers.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1jM84jK ) 47-year-old Monte Muirhead was cited by Medford police for reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
The incident was reported Monday, and took place on Thursday.
Negotiations between the Medford Education Association and the school district stalled Feb. 6 and the Medford teachers' strike began.
North Medford High School astronomy teacher Robert Black says Muirhead pulled right up next to the teachers. He says he expected Muirhead to get out of his truck.
Police said they have had four other incidents in which motorists cut close to picketers since the strike began.