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“Principal of Coolidge High School accused of ordering and participating in an assault on a former staff member”

by Prince Of Petworth — November 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm 11 Comments

From WJLA:

Thelma Jarrett, the principal of Coolidge High School who is accused of ordering and participating in an assault on a former staff member, has turned herself in to police.

The former staffer was allegedly assaulted after a homecoming football game at Coolidge High School in Northwest D.C. on November 2.

Read the full craziness here.

CM Muriel Bowser also issued a press release:

“The arrest of three Coolidge staff for assault, including its Principal is a highly disturbing set of events. If proved true, the allegations are outrageous and completely unacceptable in any school,” said Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser.

“Chancellor Henderson has assured me that a swift investigation is underway and that she has ensured stable leadership during this time. I am confident in her interim plan for students and families. My office will be in constant communication with DCPS. We will be closely monitoring this investigation as it develops.”

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  • Anonymous

    if true, to DCPS for setting a good example to the youths of this town.!!!

    way to go on hiring a good leader as your Principal.

  • Hill mom

    As Kaya said to her principals, “go hard or go home.”

    Kaya, they were listening. Nicely done.

    Anyone know if this is a Rhee/Henderson appointee? I sat on a principal panel at the end of the Rhee era and the candidates were pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Thelma. LOL. Good thing they caught her before she took off across the country in a Thunderbird with another woman and murdered a guy outside some bar.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck all y’all because dont know what fuck talking about my aunt is Fucking innocent. She is a hell of a leader for her school look at from time she got the position the school test scores was terrible but she made major improvement to that school. So for y’all bloggers who don’t know he’ll talking about eat a dick!!!

    • Ward One Resident

      Clearly your aunt should have used some of her leadership skills to help you with your grammar skills.

    • This can’t be a real post.

      Interested to see if the teachers’ union steps up to defend.

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing you graduated from DC public schools.

  • frickorfrack

    the reason is because of what you represent to them.

    do you think they view you as an honest hardworking american?

    you are the other. the scapegoat (whether or not you deserve the blame).

    you are the bad guy. you’re the occupier of their holy land.

    you tear down their homes to build your own. your police persecute them. your teachers belittle them. your citizens ignore them.

    and we assume they wont turn to violence?

    violence is all they have left.

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  • anonymous

    She has fired a lot of good people at Coolidge. A lot of residents in ward 4 don’t want her there. The school will be better off if she does not return. She lack social skills. She also has a Napoleon complex.


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