Cops Bust High School Principal In Back Seat Of Car, With Student, Shirt Unbuttoned, Marijuana Wafting

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Dear high school teachers and administrators of America who are pushing 50 years old: Most high school kids don’t want to make out with you or do drugs with you. In the rare event that you find one who does, do not — do not — perform these risky activities inside a steamy car in a public park.

Sadly, police say, Krista Eve Morton, the principal of Mavericks High School of Palm Springs in Florida did not heed this sage advice.

Consequently, North Palm Beach Police arrested Morton, 45, after someone called in a report about suspicious activity in a parked car, reports area NBC affiliate WPTV.

It was Wednesday night about 8:30 p.m. The locale was Lakeside Park, a 5.7-acre park with a Tiki hut picnic shelter.

The person who called 911 said they believed someone was either having sex in the car or being attacked, notes the Sun-Sentinel. The caller wasn’t sure which.

The cops found Morton in the backseat of the vehicle — hers, apparently — with an 18-year-old male student who attends Mavericks High, a charter school.

Morton’s “shirt was unbuttoned exposing her shoulders and part of her chest,” according to the arrest report.

The smell of “fresh burnt marijuana” wafted through the interior of the automobile.

Thinking quickly, Morton initially told the officers on the scene that she and the student were “just friends,” the arrest report explains.

Next, she tried the one where she said picked the teenager up off the street because she was feeling lonely.

Eventually, the student admitted that Morton is, in fact, the principal at his taxpayer-funded high school

Police found a plastic receptacle containing marijuana in the car.

The incident isn’t Morton’s first brush with professional problems.

In 2011, recalls The Palm Beach Post, Morton had been the principal at another charter school in Bradenton, Fla. That school was beset with immense institutional problems. The school failed even to give students report cards and some students were unable to transfer academic credit when they tried to enroll elsewhere.

Morton responded to the fiasco by leaving and taking several staffers with her, according to the Post.

Both Morton and the unidentified 18-year-old male student have been charged with marijuana possession.

Morton is out on bail.

The teenager is sitting on jail pending a $1,000 bond, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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