The allegations, reported by The Washington Examiner this week, include claims that McKinley Technology High School Principal David Pinder told staff members to put phony grades on student transcripts.
Wednesday Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson placed Pinder on paid administrative leave.
In a statement, DCPS acknowledges that there has been a series of investigations at McKinley. The District says it referred a portion of a McKinley review to the U.S. Attorney's Office last week.
But according to the statement, Pinder's administrative leave was a necessary precaution given the new information received this week. The statement also said that the decision to put Pinder on leave was not a finding of misconduct.
CORRECTION: This story originally called the school McKinley Technical High School. It is called McKinley Technology High School.