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Principal Charged With Assaulting Student In Newport, N.H.

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Newport High School Principal Mark Christensen. (Credit: Newport, N.H. Police)

Newport High School Principal Mark Christensen. (Credit: Newport, N.H. Police)

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NEWPORT, N.H. (CBS) – The principal at Newport High School in New Hampshire has been charged with assaulting a student.

Police say Mark Christensen grabbed a 16-year-old girl by the neck and shook her.

The victim and her mother reported the incident to police on Tuesday. The attack allegedly happened during a meeting on August 31.

Police say that three witnesses backed up what the victim reported to police.

Christensen is charged with simple assault.

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