(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A Kentucky principal was arrested Monday during his first day on the job following an alleged domestic violence incident, Fox News reported.
Leroy Littles Sr., who had worked in the Jefferson County school district for 16 years, was recently hired to lead Olmsted Academy North in Louisville, Ky.
The school appointed Littles to the job in early March, praising his “ability to connect with the young men, their families, and the staff at Olmsted North,” despite his having been taken into custody on Christmas Day of last year following the alleged incident.
“His range of educational experience and successful leadership opportunities will allow him to make an impact immediately,” said Nate Meyer, the district’s assistant superintendent for accelerated improvement schools.
But on his first day, Littles was served an arrest warrant at the school for fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening, both class A misdemeanors.
According to police reports, in December Littles saw his girlfriend leaving her home with her ex-boyfriend. He confronted her, and the situation allegedly culminated in his assault of her ex-boyfriend, who reportedly sustained injuries to his face and head.
“I know where you live, motherf***er, I’ll be back,” Littles allegedly said at the time.
Littles had fled the scene before the Hillview Police arrived.
The Bullitt County Attorney’s office noted that the victim of the alleged attack claims to have a video of the attack, which could land Littles in serious trouble.
Jefferson County Public Schoolspenned a letter to families explaining the situation.
“You may have seen or heard local media stories about allegations against Olmsted North Principal Leroy Littles, Sr. The charges are unrelated to JCPS,” it said.
“Olmsted North has wonderful students and a fantastic staff,” the letter continued. “Learning will continue in the school building, just as it always does.”
According to the letter, the assistant principal, Ebony Booker, has been put in charge of the school while a search for a new principal resumes.