A principal in Kentucky now has a lot more to worry about than the declining quality of his school’s climate and safety.

North Magoffin Elementary School Principal James Keith Isaac was arrested at his home in Salyersville on Monday after police allege he strangled his wife during an argument, WYMT reports.

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An arrest citation obtained by the news site states Isaac’s wife told police he grabbed her by the throat and started strangling her over a disagreement about feeding their dogs.

“Officers say during the arrest, they removed a gun, bullets, and a hunting knife that was near” the principal, WKYT reports.

Isaac is now suspended amid pending assault and strangulation charges.

“We are aware of a domestic altercation involving an administrator in the school system that led to criminal charges being filed,” Magoffin County Schools Superintendent Chris Meadows wrote in an email to The Midwesterner. “The administrator has been suspended pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.”

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It’s unclear whether Isaac’s suspension is with or without pay.

Student learning under Isaac’s leadership has been mixed, with North Magoffin’s most recent school report card showing improvements in academics, but a decline in other metrics last school year.

“North Magoffin Elementary jumped up one performance level according to the (Kentucky Department of Education’s) report, going from the orange category in 2022 to the yellow category in 2023,” the Salyersville Independent reports. “The school showed significant increases in reading and math scores, and an increase in science, social studies and writing scores among all students.

“The school did show a decrease in the quality of school climate and safety, based on the students’ responses,” according to the news site.

Isaac is only one of numerous principals who have been arrested or investigated in recent months for a variety of disturbing behaviors that call into question their ability to lead public schools or serve as a role models for students.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Principal Greg Anderson was arrested on Friday for failing to report suspected child abuse or neglect allegedly committed by teacher Chad Costello, who stands charged of multiple felony and misdemeanor sex crimes, The Press-Enterprise reports.

Officials with the Corona-Norco Unified School District in California confirmed to KTLA Anderson was placed on leave as they investigate.

“This situation underscores the importance of trust and accountability within our educational community,” a district statement read in part.

Fabre Ford, principal at Tennessee’s Southwest Elementary School, was arrested this week for allegedly withholding evidence in a physical altercation between a teacher and a student, according to WREG.

Ford was charged with tampering or fabricating evidence in relation to a Feb. 2 incent between a teacher and a student who was “acting out” that the principal failed to report to the school resource officer.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office alleges Ford prevented the resource officer from investigating the incident,  refused to cooperate with the investigation, and withheld written statements from witnesses. Investigators later learned the student may have been assaulted by the teacher before the child attacked the teacher, according to the news site.

In December, Clements High School Principal Brian Shillingburg, was arrested for solicitation of prostitution at a Texas hotel. Shillingburg, who is also a youth counselor and pastor according to online records, was busted as part of a prostitution sting, KTRK reports.

Last month, the Alamance-Burlington School Systems in North Carolina suspended Eastlawn Elementary School Principal Daniel Stephen McInnis without pay and recommended dismissal to the board of education over alleged sexual offenses against a student.

“During a court appearance, it was alleged that on Nov. 21, 2023, McInnis took a 9-year-old student out of class and into a backroom in the school,” WGHP reports. “There, the principal allegedly made the student face the wall and sexually assaulted them. The child was then sent back to class.”