Principal caught in car with shirt unbuttoned, smoking marijuana with student, police say

Krista Morton, a principal at Mavericks High School, is accused of possessing marijuana. (The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)
A local charter high school principal was caught in the back seat of a car, shirt unbuttoned, smoking marijuana with one of her students, police said. North Palm Beach police arrested Krista Morton, 45, a principal at Mavericks High School, and an 18-year-old student after they got a call about suspicious people in a car, according to a police report.

Just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Morton and the student were in a parked car at Lakeside Park, 700 Lakeside Drive, in North Palm Beach, according to the report.

The person who called 911 said they thought either people were engaged in sexual activity or they were being attacked.

An officer knocked on the window of the car and Morton opened the door, telling the officers the two were "just friends." She said she had picked up the teen on the side of the road because she was lonely and wanted to get to know him, police said.

According to the report, Morton's shirt was unbuttoned, "exposing her shoulders and part of her chest."