Pasco Elementary School Principal Arrested

Land O'Lakes,Fla.(970 WFLA)-A Pasco County School Principal is accused of stealing from a special needs student.  Deputies arrested 50-year-old Edward Abernathy of Land O Lakes, for stealing 900 dollars from the nine-year-old boy.  

Last month, deputies say the boy brought 21-hundred dollars to Connerton Elementary School, and when teachers found out, they locked it in Abernathy's office.  When the boy's mother arrived, deputies say Abernathy only returned 12-hundred dollars and kept the rest.  

Abernathy's booked on one charge of grand theft.

Photo credit: Pasco Sheriff's Office

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