During Thursday night’s meeting of the Huckabay Independent School District, the board discussed in closed session, the employment of principal Chris Morrow.
Morrow, who has worked with the district for two years, was placed on paid administrative leave after he was arrested Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated after he lost control of his Suburban. He rolled his vehicle on US Hwy 108 shortly before 8 p.m., according to Corp. Kenneth Bratton with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Morrow allegedly fled the scene after rolling his vehicle. Witnesses who had followed Morrow from the scene of the accident called authorities and reported that he had driven to his home in Stephenville.
Prior to his arrest, Bratton said Morrow refused to submit to a breathalyzer test and later refused treatment at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital.
Morrow was booked into the Erath County Jail and released after posting bond.
When asked about the status of the principal, Huckabay Superintendent Cheryl Floyd said Morrow will remain on leave and that the board took no action at Thursday night’s meeting regarding Morrow’s employment. Acting on the advise of the school district’s attorney, Floyd said she would not comment on the case any further.
Before becoming principal at Huckabay, Morrow served as the Dublin High School assistant principal from 2003-06.