AUSTIN, Texas -- An Austin middle school teacher has been charged with assaulting a parent.
William Jaycox is a part-time teacher at Paredes Middle School. He's been on paid administrative leave since last month.
On Nov. 18, 2013, Austin ISD police say Jaycox and a female parent got into a fight in the school parking lot. Officers believe it may have been the result of a road rage incident.
After investigating for two weeks, AISD police issued a warrant for Jaycox's arrest, charging him with assault with injury, a Class A misdemeanor.
The day after the fight, the principal sent this letter to parents:
The safety of all Paredes students is our top priority. With that in mind, I would like to inform you of an incident that occurred recently on campus.
Yesterday evening it was reported that a parent and a part-time teacher at Paredes engaged in a physical altercation that occurred at or around 6 p.m. at Paredes Middle School. The teacher was not on the campus in his official capacity as a district employee at the time and has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. We do not believe that any students witnessed the event, nor do we believe that any students were in any danger as a result of this incident.
AISD does not tolerate violence, and it is the responsibility of the Austin Independent School District Police Department to investigate any situation such as this that may occur on AISD property.
As of Tuesday night Jaycox had not yet been arrested.