Former Student Pleads Guilty to Shooting Campus Principal

Dexter Harold Kelsey, 25, former student of YES Prep Southwest Secondary school confessed to shooting and injuring principal Eric Espinosa. He was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and deadly conduct in the shooting.

Espinosa, 36, was treated at a hospital and later released. No students were hurt.

According to police, Kelsey fired at the school’s glass entry door with a rifle to gain entry. Espinosa, who was trying to alert teachers and students to the shooter, was struck in the lower back by one of the bullets.

YES Prep Southwest Secondary serves students in sixth through 12th grades. Court records say Kelsey graduated from there in 2017.

– Ella Breedlove