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Land O'Lakes High assistant principal arrested on DUI, drug possession charges

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Published Jun. 4, 2016

LAND O'LAKES — A Land O'Lakes High School assistant principal was arrested early Friday in Tampa on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.

Shannon M. Schultz, 38, was stopped at 12:52 a.m. at the intersection of N Dale Mabry Highway and Hamilton Avenue, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports. Her blood-alcohol content was reported as 0.179.

A driver in Florida is considered impaired at 0.08.

Schultz was taken to jail, and her bail was set at $2,500. She was released at 11:01 a.m. after paying a cash bond.

A person who answered the phone at her home said she had no comment.

Schultz has been an assistant principal at Land O'Lakes High for a year. She began working for the Pasco County School District in 2006.

School district spokeswoman Linda Cobbe said Schultz was immediately suspended with pay.

"The plan is to recommend suspension without pay at Tuesday's School Board meeting, pending resolution of the charges," Cobbe said.

In the meantime, Schultz has been banned from campus and all school-related activities. That includes senior graduation, scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at the USF Sun Dome.

"We are shocked and disappointed that an administrator in whom we put considerable trust and responsibility would use such incredibly poor judgment," Cobbe said. "School administrators are role models for the students they oversee, and the actions she is accused of set a horribly negative example."

Contact Jeffrey S. Solochek at jsolochek@tampabay.com or (813) 909-4614. Follow @JeffSolochek.

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