Former St. Louis middle school principal arrested for theft

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Authorities say a former St. Louis Public Schools middle school principal has been arrested and accused of theft.

The St. Louis City police department confirmed the 34- year old was arrested early Thursday morning and was taken into custody. The St. Louis Public Schools District says the man arrested was the former middle school principal of Carr Lane Visual & Performing Arts Middle School near downtown St. Louis.

The district says the former principal has worked for them since 2002 where he started out as a part-time employee and in 2005 became full-time.

The man has held various positions as a teacher, assistant principal and a principal. The district further stated that over the summer the former administrator was reassigned from his principal position and put on special assignment within the St. Louis Public Schools District and was no longer working with students.

At this time St. Louis City police say the former Carr Lane principal remains in custody. His name is not being released until charges are filed.

His friend, Phillip Cutler, was arrested over the summer and charged with the murder of Jocelyn Peters. She was a former educator at Mann Elementary School. Peters was seven-months-pregnant at the time of her death.

Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch say the former principal at Carr Lane was her boyfriend.