LIVE OAK, Texas -

An assistant principal at Judson Secondary Alternative School has been accused of slapping a 7-yr-old child.

A parent came forward with the allegations, a spokesman for the Judson Independent School District said.

According to spokesman, the administrator is on paid leave while the incident is being investigated.

The assistant principals faces an assault charge, which is a misdemeanor, the spokesman said.

Judson ISD police are investigating.