Harassment case to go to district court

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Staff report

The harassment complaint against Southside High School&8217;s vice principal will be heard in District Court.

Judge Bob Armstrong will decide if the there is probable cause in the case against Curtis Williams. A court date was not immediately available on Tuesday.

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The Dallas County Sheriff&8217;s Department wrapped up its investigation on the complaint filed by former Southside student Lee Cleveland.

Cleveland, now a student at Concordia College, alleges the harassment occurred on school grounds more than a week ago when she came to Williams seeking a copy of her transcript.

The Dallas County School Board is performing its own investigation of the claims.

Williams is on paid administrative leave as that investigation continues.

Dr. Fannie Major-McKenzie has not specified a timeline as to when the investigation would be complete.

Williams is a candidate for re-election as District 3 commissioner. He faces a challenge from another Democrat, Darryl Moore.

Williams will continue to serve as commissioner, as only a conviction of a felony would affect his position, said Probate Judge Kim Ballard.