Elementary School Principal Assaulted At School

Officials say an elementary school principal in the East was assaulted by a student.

A Craven County Schools spokeswoman says Melisa Thompson, who is the principal at Bridgeton Elementary School, was assaulted Monday.

We're told it happened at the end of the school day by a fifth grade girl who has been expelled. According to deputies who responded, the girl was also taken into juvenile custody.

School officials say Thompson is at home and resting from injuries suffered in the assault.