Delco Principal Assaults Girlfriend: Cops

The 45-year-old principal of the Darby Township Elementary School is accused of attacking his girlfriend.

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    Upper Darby Police Department

    A Delaware County principal is out on bail after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

    On Saturday police arrived on the 2300 block of Highland in response to a domestic report, according to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

    Police say Michael A.P. Jordan, 45, walked into the second floor bedroom of the home around 7:30 a.m. and found his girlfriend there. He allegedly began screaming at her and asked what she was doing by herself. He then threw her against the wall and started to punch and slap her, according to Chitwood.

    Neighbors told police they spotted the woman at the window screaming for help before Jordan pulled her away.

    Investigators say Jordan let the woman go only after he spotted police cars pull up to the house. Chitwood told the Delco Times that the woman was taken to the hospital and treated for contusions to her head and body and injuries to her mouth.

    Jordan was the principal of Darby Township Elementary School. The Delco Times also reports he previously served 11 years as a middle school principal in the Central Dauphin School District and is an adjunct professor at Widener University and Cabrini College as well as an air force veteran. 

    He was arrested on Saturday and charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. He was arraigned Saturday night and remanded to the Delaware County prison after failing to post $20,000 bail. He was finally released on Monday after posting the bail.

    A Southeast Delaware County School District official confirmed that Jordan has been placed on administrative leave.