Tallahassee FL- A Leon County School Official resigns after being arrested on drug charges.
A Leon County School spokesman says Assistant Superintendent Paul Byrd was arrested in Franklin County this weekend. The exact charges aren’t known at this time.
Paul Byrd’s Attorney, Don Pumphrey Jr. told us, “What I do know is this: Mr. Byrd did not have any controlled substances, nothing illicit in his system at anytime. This weekend or at this point in time and we are going through the appropriate procedures to confirm all of that.”
Byrd was the Assistant Superintendent for maintenance and transportation and had been with the School District for 29 years.
His attorney told us he tendered his resignation in hopes this would not paint the school district in a bad light.
Story by: Julie Montanaro
A Leon County Schools spokesman confirms that assistant superintendent Paul Byrd has resigned in the wake of his arrest on drug charges.
Byrd was arrested in Franklin County over the weekend, LCS spokesman Chris Petley said, has since met with the superintendent and resigned.
Byrd was the assistant superintendent for maintenance and transportation and had been with the school district for 29 years.