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Philadelphia principal assaulted in student brawl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a Philadelphia principal was hit in the face with a brick after trying to break up a fight between students.

Philly.com reports (http://bit.ly/2rhRYYc ) Fitler Academics Plus School principal Anthious Boone was trying to stop a fight Wednesday between students from his school and others from the nearby Mastery Charter schools.

Boone received eight stitches and is recovering at home.

The president of the union that represents principals blames the assault on a lack of school safety resources, such as a full-time school police officer.

A spokesman for the Philadelphia School District says the system is sending additional safety support to Fitler.

Mastery officials say students involved in the attack could face expulsion.

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Information from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/

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