A "principal" is a person, head of school for instance, and I don't think you are advocating shooting people.
I known some annoying ones in my day but....
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.