Florida Principal Arrested In A Car With Student & Marijuana

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PALM SPRINGS (CBSMiami/AP) —   A Florida principal is under arrest after she was found partially clothed with a student in a marijuana-filled car.

Police say 45-year-old Krista Morton of Wellington was arrested Wednesday in Palm Springs. She is the principal at Mavericks High of Palm Springs, a charter school.

Authorities responded to a report of people involved in sexual activity in a car and found Morton with a high school senior. When Morton opened the door, her shirt was unbuttoned, exposing part of her chest.

Morton told police she had just met the teenager.

Police said the student said Morton was his principal. Officers smelled marijuana inside the vehicle.

Both were arrested. She faces possession of marijuana charges and it’s not known whether she has an attorney.

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