This from the Washington Post by Bill Turque:
McKinley Technology High School Principal David Pinder, under investigation on allegations that he ordered student transcripts doctored, was placed on leave Wednesday by acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson.

Henderson said in a late afternoon statement that Pinder’s placement on paid administrative leave “is not a finding of misconduct” but “a necessary precaution” based on information her office received this week.

Henderson’s statement did not elaborate on the nature of the new information and said the school system would have no further comment on the allegations or the investigation. An e-mail to Pinder, who has led the selective, application-only high school in Northeast Washington since 2007, was returned with an “out of office” message.

Last week, D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan announced that he had turned over the findings of a school system investigation into the use of a $100,000 award to McKinley from AARP to the U.S. attorney’s office. Nathan said information developed in the investigation indicated that school money “may have been mishandled.”

At the time, school officials said there was insufficient evidence to warrant placing Pinder on leave.

He is facing allegations that he changed the senior transcripts of at least 13 students to give them credit for courses they did not take. The accusations were first reported Tuesday by the Washington Examiner.

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