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Land O' Lakes High assistant principal arrested

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 11:00:59-04
A Land O’ Lakes High School assistant principal has been charged with driving under the influence and cocaine possession.
 
Shannon Marie Schultz, 38, was booked Friday.
 
A deputy pulled over Schultz as she drove north on Dale Mabry Highway, going 68 mph in a 45 mph zone and weaving over the lane divider, according to law enforcement. Breath tests showed her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
 
Schultz has been told not to report to work until she meets with the district’s employee relations office, according to Pasco County Schools. She will be suspended with pay and a recommendation will be made to the school board to suspend her without pay until her case is resolved.
 
“We are shocked and disappointed that an administrator in whom we put considerable trust and responsibility would use such incredibly poor judgment,” said Linda Cobbe, district spokeswoman. “Not only that, but school administrators are role models for the students they oversee, and the actions she is accused of set a horribly negative example.”
 
The Land O’ Lakes High School website says she started working in Pasco County in August 2006 as a teacher at Seven Oaks Elementary.
 
She joined the high school in June 2015 as an administrator.
 
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