Assistant Principal Placed on Administrative Leave

John Thompson

An assistant principal and athletic director has been placed on administrative leave, after being charged with drunk driving with a high blood-alcohol level.

The incident happened on the night of April 4. A news release sent out by the school district Monday says that John Thompson, Parchment Middle School assistant principal, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of his court case.

According to the school, Thompson faces charges of operating a vehicle with a high BAC, fleeing and eluding police and having an open intoxicant in his car.