Partially clothed principal caught smoking pot with student

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Krista Morton. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.)

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NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — A high school principal in Florida was allegedly caught in the back seat of a car smoking marijuana with a student with her shirt unbuttoned.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, North Palm Beach police arrested Krista Morton, 45, a principal at Mavericks High School (map), and an 18-year-old student following the incident.

Police said they were responding to a report of suspicious people in a car. The initial caller told authorities the two appeared to have been engaging in sexual activity or were being attacked, according to the report.

When police arrived they saw the principal’s shirt was unbuttoned, “exposing her shoulders and part of her chest,” according to a police report cited by the Sentinel.

Morton told police she was friends with the student, and just trying to get to know him better. But the student told police she was his principal.

According to the report, police could smell marijuana while talking to the two. The principal told authorities marijuana had been smoked, but would not say she had smoked it.

A box containing the drug was found in the car.

Both were charged with possession of marijuana. Morton was released from jail Thursday. The student remains at the jail on $1,000 bail, the Sentinel reports.

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