Wethersfield Elementary Principal Arrested, Placed on Leave

A Wethersfield elementary school principal was placed on leave Monday after he was arrested over the weekend.

John Bean, the 46-year-old principal of Highcrest Elementary School, has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation remains ongoing, Supt. Michael Emmett said.

The principal was arrested at a Wal-Mart on Saturday in Hartford and charged with interfering with an officer and breach of peace, according to police.

The details of Bean's arrest have not been released.

“As always, our most important priority is the continuity of high quality instruction for our students, and we are taking steps to ensure that the high level of instruction at Highcrest School will continue during Mr. Bean’s leave,” Emmett said in a statement.

Bean was released on a $10,000 bond and is due in court on Sept. 28.

It's not clear from the online court docket whether he has an attorney.

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