PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island high school student who was involved in a physical altercation with an assistant principal has not been charged.
Providence Maj. David Lapatin says detectives had planned to charge the 15-year-old male with simple assault charges. But the charges have been put on hold until the investigation is complete.
The boy is accused of elbowing a staff member at Central High School. A video of the altercation in the school’s cafeteria Monday circulated on social media.
Officials said Thursday that Assistant Principal Thomas Bacon resigned from the Providence Public School Department effective immediately.
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In an unrelated incident Monday, another assistant principal at the same school was placed on paid administrative leave after they attempted to intervene in a fight between two students.