HOUSTON— The principal of a southeast Houston high school accused of assault made his first appearance in court on Thursday.
Leviticus Williams, principal of Ross Sterling High School, was charged with misdemeanor assault of a family member on Sept. 22.
He was released on a $2,500 bond.
According to court documents, Williams has been in trouble before. He was given one year probation in 2004 for a DWI conviction and one year probation for misdemeanor trespassing in 2001.
HISD confirmed they were aware of Williams’ latest offense.
“Mr. Leviticus Williams, principal of Sterling High School, has been reassigned to off-campus duty pending a decision related to personnel matters. To ensure that student safety and achievement remain the top priority, Mr. Sam Dominguez (current Assistant Principal) will serve as the Principal in charge,” Chief High School Officer Aaron Spence wrote to parents Monday.
School officials met with parents about the matter Monday evening at Cullen Missionary Baptist Church in the 13200 block of Cullen.
Some parents said they complained about Williams from the beginning, and said they even took their concerns to state officials.
“Tonight is not pretty. Nobody in this room is happy. You have ignored us,” one parent said.
Another parent agreed.
“Basically we’re tired of our school being treated like secondhand citizens,” he said. “The people in this community deserve more than what we’ve been getting from the district.”