Kentucky Middle School Principal Arrested on First Day at New School

Kentucky Middle School Principal Arrested on First Day at New School

Leroy Littles Sr., a 44-year-old middle school principal, was arrested on his first day at Olmsted Academy North in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was charged with fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening over claims that he attacked his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend on Christmas Day.

The police report says that Littles arrived at his girlfriend’s home in Bullitt County and spotted her leaving with an ex-boyfriend.

He then began arguing with her before allegedly assaulting the man, who suffered injuries to his face and head. Hillview police officers arrived at the scene but Littles had already left.

Charges and Arrest

Littles was greeted with a ‘Welcome Principle Littles’ sign outside his new school before he was served with an arrest warrant and taken to the Metro Department of Corrections. The victim reportedly recorded the incident on video and gave it to the Bullitt County Attorney’s Office days later.

Response from JCPS

The Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) district sent a letter to the parents of students at Olmsted Academy North about the principal’s arrest, stating that the charges are unrelated to JCPS.

The district also reassured parents that they are following their normal procedures for allegations related to staff. Meanwhile, Assistant Principal Ebony Brooker has been placed in charge of the school.

Littles’ Background and Statement

Littles has served JCPS for more than 16 years and was previously an English teacher before completing a program that develops school leaders.

He was an assistant principal for the Health and Science Academy at Valley before becoming a principal intern at Waggener High School earlier this year.

Ahead of his first day as principal of Olmsted Academy North, Littles said that his passion is to be the intentional change needed to impact their student body.

He also shared his three core beliefs as an equity-centered leader: high standards for all, decrease barriers and inequities for marginalized students, and create an inclusive environment where students and staff feel supported and a sense of belonging.

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