Published January 13, 2015
A high school principal was placed on administrative leave after several videos taken by students with cellular phones showed him in a confrontation with a female student.
Huntington High Principal Jerry Davis on Friday was placed on leave on a daily basis depending on the atmosphere at the Shreveport school, said interim Caddo schools Superintendent Rodney Watson.
Several students recorded cell phone video of a confrontation between a student and Davis.
Davis was trying to break up a fight Tuesday when he was pushed by a female student who was watching, Shreveport police spokeswoman Kacee Hargrave said.
"He did grab her and take her to the office," Hargrave said about Davis. "As he was taking her to the office, he grazed her forehead."
No charges have been brought against the principal or the female student.
"People ask if teachers and administrators should get involved physically to diffuse situations," Watson said. "But I ask, what would happen if we took time to wait on the police? What would happen if we didn't?"
Davis could not be reached for comment.
The incident follows two other fights at the school. Chetra Taylor, 34, faces one count of simple battery after police say she got into an argument with a female 11th-grader. Officials say two other students beat another female student Monday.