Assault charges dismissed against John Marshall HS principal

Published: Apr. 20, 2018 at 6:54 PM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Dr William Royal, the principal of John Marshall High School, is no longer facing an assault charge.

The charge against Royal was dismissed.

Royal had been charged with simple assault over a March 7 incident involving a juvenile student. Royal was placed on administrative leave while Richmond Public Schools investigated the incident.

Royal took aver as principal in 2015. He previously worked as the principal of Yvonne B Miller High School in Beaumont, a school with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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