http://onlineathens.com/stories/030207/ ... 2051.shtml if this guy is crazy enough to hide out in a middle school bathroom and wait for a victim then us girls walking down the street are definitely NOT safe! Here's the text if you don't want to go to the link An intruder armed with a knife and duct tape grabbed a 12-year-old girl in a Clarke Middle School restroom Thursday morning in an apparent attempt to sexually assault her, Athens-Clarke police said. James Michael Kirt let the girl go unharmed when she screamed, and school employees caught him as he ran toward the sport-utility vehicle he had parked at a shopping center down the street, police said. The 31-year-old Albany man entered a side door of the Baxter Street school shortly after 10 a.m. and told a custodian he met that he'd come to apply for a job, according to police. A secretary in the school office told Kirt he needed to go to the school district's central office for a job application, Principal Ken Sherman said. Kirt then ducked into a teachers' lounge and waited for the hallway to clear before he went into the nearby girls' restroom in the seventh-grade wing, police said. No one challenged the man because the school's resource officer had called in sick that morning, and a substitute officer wasn't assigned to take his place, police and school officials said. "He unfortunately was home with a sick child today," said Mike Wooten, spokesman for the Clarke County School District. "We do try to have a backup (plan), and we're going to have to see what happened there." Kirt lingered in the restroom for a while until the seventh-grade student came in and he grabbed her, police said. Other students in the hall heard screaming and saw Kirt leave the restroom holding a knife, and they alerted school officials who called 911, police said. The custodian who let Kirt in and other school employees chased and grabbed Kirt in the parking lot between the middle school and the adjacent Alps Road Elementary School, police said. An officer responding to the 911 call arrived about the same time and arrested Kirt without incident, though he was still holding the knife, police said. Although she wasn't physically hurt, the girl was unnerved, Wooten said. "Obviously, she was very shaken up, as anyone would be," he said. No one else was injured. Administrators ordered the school locked down, Wooten said, meaning teachers locked all classroom doors and police officers searched the building, but students completed a full day of school. Sherman quickly sent a note to parents on the school's e-mail listserv to tell them what happened, and Wooten said parents did not rush to the school to pick up their children. One student, Jorge Ramos, a 12-year-old seventh-grader, was sick and left school shortly after the assault. He said teachers didn't tell students about what happened, but the word made its way through the grapevine. "I'm really frightened," Jorge said. "You are supposed to be safe in school." Police would not say if Kirt spoke to investigators, but did say he already is suspected of trying to victimize a child in Clarke County. "His actions at the school, coupled with the previous incident of enticing a child - he's a pedophile, in my opinion," Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman said. "I think his intention was to place duct tape over the girl's mouth and probably assault her right there in the girls' room." Kirt was charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, child cruelty, possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime and possession of a weapon on school grounds. The Albany man already had a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes pending in Clarke County. Kirt was at a friend's house in Athens for a New Year's Eve Party when he allegedly told his friend's daughter to lift up her shirt so he could photograph her, police said. The girl told her mother what happened, and although Kirt wasn't immediately arrested, the district attorney's office planned to ask a grand jury to indict him on the enticement charge, police said. Police believe that school employees caught Kirt as he was running to his Toyota 4Runner parked at the Colonial Promenade Beechwood shopping center, across from Alps Road Elementary School. Kirt still held the knife when employees nabbed him, but he didn't struggle and no one was hurt, police said. Police didn't know if Kirt targeted Clarke Middle School or went there randomly, but he knows the area because he once had an Athens address, police said. He reported in 1999 that his car was broken into while he lived on China Street, off Oak Street in East Athens.