An assistant principal and athletic director has been placed on unpaid 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 Thursday says that John Thompson, Parchment Middle School assistant principal, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, effective Thursday. He's been on leave since the incident, but this is the first time the district has said he's on unpaid leave.
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.