Shawnee Mission principal resigns after crash, DUI arrest

February 04, 2019 - 5:37 am

A Shawnee Mission School District principal has resigned after police say he hit a car and left the scene while driving under the influence.

The Kansas City Star reports that 34-year-old Cory Strathman submitted his resignation after the crash last week. The Shawnee Mission school board approved the resignation at a meeting Thursday.

Police arrested Strathman after they say he hit another vehicle the afternoon of Jan. 25. Police say he had been drinking and taking medication at the time of the crash and was also driving with a suspended license and had no proof of insurance.

Strathman had been principal of Rosehill Elementary since 2014 and had worked in the school district since 2008.

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