School Principal Surrenders In Parking Lot Scuffle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A principal at a District of Columbia high school has turned herself in to face a misdemeanor simple assault charge stemming from a scuffle outside the school.

Police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said Thelma Jarrett, the principal at Coolidge High School, turned herself in Thursday. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had a lawyer.

A police report indicates that the fight occurred Nov. 2 in the school parking lot after a football game. The person who filed the complaint is a 37-year-old woman.

The circumstances of the scuffle weren’t immediately clear from the police report, and school officials declined to comment on the allegations or investigation. The school system said in a statement that Jarrett and two other staff members involved in the investigation have been placed on administrative leave.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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