The assault case against Assistant Superintendent Steve Seaford has been dropped.
A week after an aggressive parent, who does not live in the , initiated a , the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office rejected the case, Superintendent Joel Shapiro said Friday.
The parent, who has not been identified, argued in the district offices last week that his two children should be allowed to stay in the local school system. Seaford explained that the man's family does not live in South Pasadena, and that no more out-of-district permits were available.
South Pasadena Police Chief Joseph Payne said it is not unusual that parties involved in an emotionally charged case will insist on a private person's arrest out of anger.
"It's unfortunate that a school district official that was acting out of district policy should have to face such grief,'' Payne wrote in an email.
According to Seaford, the man spewed profanity and became disruptive in front of staff, so he repeatedly asked the man to leave. The parent accused Seaford of "pushing'' him, and called police to report an assault, and proceeded with a private person's arrest.
Seaford denied pushing the man, and . He has said the man's claims were meritless.