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Altercation between student and vice principal at Central High school sparks police investigation



A video of an altercation between a student and an assistant principal at Central High School in Providence, Rhode Island was posted on social media and has sparked an investigation by the Providence Police Department.

“We at Providence Public Schools were alarmed and dismayed by the physical altercation in the cafeteria at Central High School on Monday involving a student and an assistant principal,” said Laura Hart, Director of Communications at Providence Public Schools. “The district immediately contacted the police and put the assistant principal on administrative leave, pending a personnel review. Additionally, the school district has explicitly requested that police investigate the incident in its entirety.”

Public Information Officer Lindsay Lague, from Office of Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré confirmed that the police are looking into the incident.

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