Texas school district superintendent suspended after head-butting incident


Dr. Xavier De La Torre (Image from Ysleta Independent School District)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An El Paso school district has suspended its superintendent after San Antonio police reported he was inebriated at a Whataburger when he head-butted another superintendent.

The school board for the Ysleta Independent School District on Tuesday suspended Superintendent Xavier De La Torre for three days without pay for not promptly telling the board about the June altercation.

De La Torre was in San Antonio with other educators for training provided by the Texas Association of School Boards.

A police report said he appeared to be intoxicated and head-butted the superintendent for the Socorro Independent School District, which covers much of El Paso County.

De La Torre, who earns nearly $314,000, in a statement last week denied he was the aggressor and said he didn’t head-butt anyone.

No criminal charges were filed.

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