Former Henrico County school principals arrested on drug charges

HOUSTON, Texas (WTVR)—Two former Henrico County school principals have been arrested and face separate drug charges for marijuana and cocaine, and are no longer employed in Houston.

Ronald Rodriguez, formerly the principal at Henrico High School, took over as principal at Wheatley High School, in Houston, Texas, at the beginning of the academic year. His fiancée, Dana Bost, was most recently the principal of Highland Springs High School. Before that she served as the principal at Fairfield Middle School.

Houston school officials would not discuss the specifics of their departures, but both are no longer employed with the Houston school district, reported KHOU.

Records show that Rodriguez was arrested on October 18 and charged with two counts of possession of marijuana in Prichard, Alabama, which is in Mobile County. According to Houston affiliates KHOU, Bost, his fianceé, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance; cocaine.

Both Rodriguez and Bost were hired at the same time in Houston. Bost served as the chief high school officer, according to KHOU.

Bost,who had a Ph.D, taught all levels of high school English. In addition to a 18-year career in primary and secondary education, Bost also served as an adjunct professor at VCU, Virginia Union, Virginia State, Regent University, and Mary Baldwin

The Houston school district released a statement concerning Bost.

“Dana Bost is no longer with the district. As standard practice with personnel issues, the district is unable to discuss the specifics of her departure. A national search for a new Chief High School Officer is underway. In the interim, Chief Middle Schools Officer Michael Cardona will assume responsibility for this role, overseeing both middle and high schools until a permanent replacement is hired.”

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