Principal assaulted by student after breaking up an argument at Delaware Valley High School

A male student at a private disciplinary high school in East Falls was arrested earlier this month following an incident involving a top administrator, police said.

At around 12:30 p.m., Feb. 1, an argument broke out between two students in a hallway inside Delaware Valley High School on the 4300 block of Kelly Drive.

As the school’s principal stepped in to de-escalate the situation, a third student began cursing at him. As the principal tried to guide the 16-year-old away, the student grabbed the principal’s wrist and tried to pull his hair, said police. The teen also threw a small plastic bucket at the principal before he was handed off to school police.

No injuries were reported.

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The student was charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering a person, both misdemeanors.

It’s not clear if the student was suspended or expelled following the incident. David Shulick, president of DVHS, said he could not comment on what disciplinary action the school may have taken.

“DVHS follows a detailed and extensive protocol regarding all student discipline and it was followed with this student with fidelity,” said Shulick.

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