School principal taken into custody after stealing $1K from mentally disabled student

5 month ago

Edward John Abernathy, a 50-year-old Florida school principal, was arrested after he allegedly, stole hundreds of dollars, from a 9-year-old student with a mental handicap.

Authorities said that the principal at Connerton Elementary School in Land O'Lakes was charged with grand theft stemming occurring on Oct.22, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The student had brought $2,100 of his parents to school, the teachers then asked the principal, after noticing a large amount of money, to keep it until turning it over to the family. But once the mother came to retrieve the sum, she was only given $1,200 by the school principal. The parents realizing the $ 900 missing, called law enforcement.