W.Va. principal fired for jumping on students in cafe


BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — A high school principal who admitted jumping atop a pile of students during a cafeteria food fight has been fired.

The Upshur County Board of Education voted this week to oust Brenda Wells from Buckhannon-Upshur High School. She’d been suspended since late May.

Wells said earlier this month that she jumped onto what she called “a dog pile” of four or five students while attempting to stop a food fight.

Wells said she jumped on the pile to relieve the tension. She said she was back on her feet before you could count to one.

She said it was all in fun.

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