AUSTIN -- An Austin ISD teacher is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into a road rage incident that turned physical.
AISD police say the road rage incident started around 6 p.m. Monday off property between a man and a woman. They ended up in the parking lot of Paredes Middle School which is located in South Austin south of Slaughter Ln. and east of Manchaca.
Police say the verbal altercation turned physical, and police responded to the scene.
The man involved is a part-time teacher at Paredes, according to the school. He is on paid administrative leave.
The school says they do not believe any students witnessed the event or were in and danger as a result of the incident.
The principal of Paredes sent the following letter home to parents Tuesday explaining things further:
Dear Paredes School Community:
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.
Thank you for your continued support of Paredes Middle School. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at 512-841-6800.
Karla Wright Principal Paredes Middle School
AISD police are investigating. The teacher faces a potential charge of disorderly conduct.