Dutch Fork High School is the focus for many parents as a former student hinted to police that Floyd White the assistant principal was doing cocaine, smoking marijuana and would sell to other former students.
According to the police report, an unnamed source identified as a former student of White’s informed Richland County investigators and Columbia Police Department officers that Floyd was “using and storing both powder cocaine and marijuana at his home.” The student also said White provided cocaine and marijuana to other former students when they came to his house.
Around 10:30 am White, 29, was arrested Thursday after Police obtained a search warrant and search his home. Richland County Sheriff’s Department said,” He was charged with possession intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, possession of a schedule 4 narcotic — Xanax, and possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance — Adderall.”
According to investigators White used Snapchat to communicate with the former student. The former student revealed the screenshot to investigators allegedly sent from White that displayed, “black male with dress attire with the caption of ‘Your nose good?’” The profile was a male that appeared to be White.
White then spent the night in jail, appearing at his bond hearing the next day. White was given a $20,000 bond. The judge did not deem him a flight risk and court records also determined he had no criminal past.
However, Deputies do not believe White was distributing drugs at the school. The States Emily Bohatch reported that White was placed on administrated leave by the school district. Many of the police at Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking parents to speak with their children about the situation and see if they have any further information.
The school district released the following statement on Thursday afternoon, saying: “We are aware of the arrest of an assistant principal at Dutch Fork High School and the charges that have been filed against him today. The district is in full cooperation with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The assistant principal has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of further investigation. We will decline to comment further as this is an ongoing criminal investigation.”
Lexington Richland School District 5’s website showed that White oversaw the responsibilities for teachers in math, PE, Fine Arts and students with last names spanning E-K. His former occupation before becoming Dutch Fork’s assistant principal, he taught middle school English at Schofield and Dutch Fork middles.
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