Pamela Ransome, D.C. principal investigated for fights with students

WASHINGTON (AP) - A D.C. middle school principal is being investigated internally over allegations that she fought with two students in recent months.

Police investigated incidents involving Johnson Middle School Principal Pamela Ransome, including one in which she is accused of punching a 12-year-old girl and another in which an 11-year-old girl hit her head against a wall because of an altercation. However, no charges were filed.

School officials say the school system's security and labor relations offices are continuing an investigation.

Records show Ransome has worked for the system since 1999 and earned $100,000 in her first year as a principal. She has declined requests from The Washington Post for interviews.

Acting D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she expects the results of the investigation this week.

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