Washington sheriff checks report that principal sat on boy

first_imgWASHTUCNA (AP) — The Adams County sheriff’s office is investigating a report that a school principal in a small Eastern Washington town briefly sat on a 14-year-old boy as punishment.The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that a deputy was checking out a May 16 complaint from the boy’s grandparents that Washtucna School Principal Glenn Martin sat on the boy May 7.The boy told KREM-TV that Martin sat on him for about 20 seconds, making it hard for him to breathe. The teen said it was punishment for reclining on a bench inside the school, which is against the rules.Washtucna School District Superintendent Bob Allen told The Spokesman-Review that Martin was upset the boy was wearing his hat inside.Allen said Martin has taken leave. The superintendent said he can’t comment much but added, “Hopefully they will come up with all the facts.”last_img

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