Safety Harbor parent arrested, charged with battery on school employee

By Josh Rojas, Reporter
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2018, 5:41 PM EST

A parent who dropped his student off at Safety Harbor Elementary is accused of taking a pen to his child caretaker’s throat and making a slicing motion, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jack Quick II, 46, arrested March 5
  • Action caught on surveillance video
  • Quick denied allegations, released on bail

Jack Quick II, 46, was arrested on Monday, March 5 and subsequently charged with felony battery on a school board employee.

Deputies said on Feb. 20, the victim was working in the cafeteria where students are dropped off and Quick signed his child in using a pen. The victim was seated at a table when Quick walked over, placed his left hand on top of her head, took the pen and dragged it across her throat in a slicing motion, according to the report.

The victim told deputies the pen made contact with her skin and Quick stated he left a pen mark across her throat and began laughing. According to the report, Quick stepped away and then re-approached the victim stating, “The tip wasn’t out, I’m not that mean.”

Deputies said the victim is the director of a YMCA program that is run out of the school, and the caretaker of Quick’s child.

Despite the incident being caught on surveillance video, deputies said Quick denied the allegations. Quick was released from the Pinellas Jail on a $1,000 bond.

We were unable to reach Quick over the phone or at his Safety Harbor home for comment on this story.