Elementary school principal arrested after neighborhood dispute takes plea deal

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former elementary school principal arrested last October on aggravated assault charges entered a plea deal in Orange County court.

According to court records, Kimrey Sheehan will serve 18 months of probation in a plea deal with prosecutors on Sept. 8.


As part of the agreement, prosecutors dropped the more serious charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and agreed to let Sheehan plead no contest to two charges of disorderly conduct and one charge of reckless driving.

Sheehan, the former principal at Hunter’s Creek Elementary School, was arrested on Oct. 26 in connection with a July incident during which she almost hit three people with her car while they were walking their dogs.

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When the men told investigators they were walking their dogs on Hart Branch Circle, near Narcoossee Road and State Road 417, just after 6 p.m, they heard a car engine revving loudly.

The report said that when the men turned in the direction of the noise they saw a black BMW driving toward them at high speed.

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One of the men said they jumped out of the way of the car, fearing they would be hit and that as the car passed, he could see the driver, later identified as Sheehan, “with both middle fingers up.”

Deputies said that when they tried to speak to Sheehan at her home, they were met by a man, claiming to be her husband, who said Sheehan was asleep, and he would not wake her up.

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Sheehan was relieved of duty immediately following her arrest and later retired from her position with Orange County schools.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.