ATHENS, Ala.(WHNT)-The top man at the Limestone County School District said an anonymous tip sparked an investigation that has led to first-degree theft charges against one of the school system’s principals.
Limestone Career Technical Center Principal Mickey Glass turned himself in to sheriff’s deputies Monday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk told WHNT News 19 said the arrest stems from an anonymous tip he received last month about the possibility of missing items at the school. Sisk declined to discuss details of what was stolen, but did confirm it involved school property.
“I’m shocked and I’m disappointed,” said Sisk. “I went to the campus and went looking for specific things. When I couldn’t find them I questioned him [Glass], and when I didn’t get the answers I wanted he was placed on paid leave.”
The Limestone County sheriff’s office said it continues to investigate the case, and will turn its findings over to the grand jury in the near future
Mickey Glass was released from the Limestone County jail after posting a $5,000 bond, and remains on paid administrative leave. School system officials said Tanner High School Assistant Principal Vince Green will serve as interim principal at the LCTC while the case plays out.