PRINCIPAL’S CASH ALIBI DOESN’T ADD UP!
THE golden rule went out the window for a Florida principal — who’s accused of stealing nearly $1,000 from a special needs student!
The nine-year-old with a mental disability brought $2,100 of his parents’ money to school on Oct. 23, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office police report.
An assistant principal at Connerton Elementary in Land O’ Lakes counted the cash and put it in the office of Principal Edward Abernathy, who was out for the day.
When the child’s parents realized he’d taken the dough, the mother went to the school to collect it.
Abernathy handed her “a wad of money,” but it was $900 short, police say.
After Abernathy made “multiple inconsistent statements” about the missing moolah, he was charged with grand theft on Nov. 8.
Edward Abernathy stole special needs kid’s loot, cops say