Sheila Sammon Milosky, the principal at the Paul Revere Middle School in Bernal Heights, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and a hit and run on May 12. Early that morning, at about 12:15 a.m., a white 2011 Dodge Avenger with a Colorado license plate allegedly struck a Hyundai Tucson and a Lincoln Town Car just south of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Independent Journal reported.
“The Avenger didn’t stop and continued heading north. The victims pulled over at Vista Point and called the CHP, which tracked down the suspect car,” it continues.
“Officers arrested Sheila Milosky, a 50-year-old Mill Valley resident, on suspicion of driving under the influence with blood-alcohol levels higher than .08 and hit and run.”
The San Francisco Unified School District said they are aware of the misdemeanor charges.
“This incident occurred on a weekend and is unrelated to school activities,” spokesperson Gentle Blythe wrote. “If she is convicted, by California law, a misdemeanor conviction in itself is not grounds for termination. Ms. Milosky has been a District employee for nearly two years. Ms. Milosky underwent background screening at the time of her employment.”
The principal came under fire last fall when some parents insisted she had instituted “corporal punishment” and strict and unfair policies, like restricting bathroom breaks, in the K-8 school. Others parents said they called the police to complain, although no formal police charges were on file.
Sammon Milosky was named principal at Revere during the last school year, after the school was designated as underperforming and received a stake in the federal School Improvement Grant program.
We will update this story as we receive more information.