HISD elementary school prinicpal accused of drug possession


Durham Elementary School principal Jennifer St.Amand-Smith and her husband were charged with possession of narcotics after officers responded to her Pearland home on Feb. 19.

St.Amand-Smith had called authorities because she thought her husband might try to hurt himself. When police arrived, they called emergency responders to transport her husband to a hospital and began collecting guns from the home in case he became suicidal. During that time, officers spotted a myriad of drug paraphernalia.

St.Amand-Smith and her husband were arrested four days later and charged. St.Amand-Smith told investigators she was unaware her husband used drugs.

HISD says St.Amand-Smith was placed on paid administrative leave after her arrest.

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