Assistant principal resigns after altercation with student
Oct. 26, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An assistant principal at a Providence high school has resigned following an altercation with a student.
Mayor Jorge Elorza and Superintendent Christopher Maher said Thursday that Assistant Principal Thomas Bacon at Central High School resigned from the Providence Public School Department effective immediately.
Bacon hasn't been charged with a crime. A video of the altercation in the school's cafeteria Monday circulated on social media.
WPRI-TV reports police say a 15-year-old male involved was charged with simple assault. He's accused of elbowing a school staff member.
Bacon has worked for the district since 1994. A message seeking comment wasn't immediately returned Thursday.
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.