Two Montgomery County Councilmembers said the East Silver Spring Elementary School Assistant Principal is on leave.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — A Montgomery County Public School administrator accused of doing nothing to protect the 5-year-old boy placed in handcuffs by police inside an elementary school has been placed on leave, according to two Montgomery County councilmembers.
The lawsuit filed by the 5-year-old boy’s mother directly names East Silver Spring Elementary School Assistant Principal Mrs. Pfeiffer as failing to protect the boy from officers who placed the boy in a police car, screamed in his face, and berated him inside the school.
“What I’ve learned is that the assistant principal is on administrative leave,” Montgomery Co. Council President Tom Hucker said. “They’re doing an internal investigation. I don’t have any information about that and I’m sure I won’t until it’s completed but obviously, every adult who was engaged in this and appears on the video and works for the county completely failed this poor child.”