Lawyer: Drop assault charge against prep school headmaster

Posted October 14

— A lawyer for the headmaster of a prep school in Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburb says he wants an assault charge dropped that was lodged against his client after police say the man assaulted his son in a dispute over a cellphone and marijuana.

The Haverford School placed John Nagl on administrative leave after police charged Nagl on Monday.

Nagl told police he took his son's cellphone and marijuana, and a physical altercation ensued when he heard his son talking on the phone. Police say Nagl admitted putting his son in a choke hold.

Nagl's attorney tells The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) parents can use force to protect the welfare of a child.

The Delaware County District Attorney's Office says the matter remains under review.


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