WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County police say they have no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by an elementary school principal.
This week, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell startled reporters — and even members of his own school board — when he announced at a press briefing that a newly appointed principal at Sylvania Woods Elementary School had been put on leave after the school received an anonymous allegation against the principal.
Maxwell told reporters that letters had been sent home to parents, but did not elaborate about the allegation.
Now, police say their inquiry — it never escalated to a full-blown investigation — turned up nothing.
“On Tuesday, we received information about an allegation against the principal,” Prince George’s County Lt. David Coleman said in a statement to WTOP. “Based on our initial review, and unless we receive additional information, there’s currently no evidence of criminal misconduct committed by the principal.”