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Detectives Call Principal's Death A Homicide

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By Sabri Ben-Achour

Detectives in Montgomery County, Maryland have ruled the mysterious death of a D.C. high school principal to be a homicide. Detectives say preliminary autopsy results show 42-year-old Brian Betts died from a gunshot wound.

A coworker of Betts' tried to check on him Thursday evening after the principal didn't show up to work. The coworker called the police, who found Betts' body. Betts' SUV, missing from his home, was found Saturday morning.

Betts joined Shaw Middle School in northwest D.C. in the 2008-09 academic year. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee says he was an inspirational leader for teachers and students.

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