Delaware charter school principal reinstated

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Parents rally for Wilmington principal. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on September 26, 2017. (WPVI)

A Wilmington school principal will be back on the job Tuesday, reversing a school board decision to put him on leave.

Families, students and staff at Thomas Edison Charter School gathered Monday night to rally behind Salome Thomas-El.

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Parents to rally after Del. charter school principal removed. Watch this report from Action News at 4:30 pm on September 25, 2017.

A couple of hours after the rally came word that El had been reinstated.

The school board apologized and said disagreements between Thomas-El and board members should not have escalated.

The board did not say exactly why it had placed him on a leave of absence.
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