SDPD: Principal found with stolen gun, drugs

SDPD: Principal found with stolen gun, drugs

[trib_ndn vid=25160034]SAN DIEGO — An elementary school principal in the San Diego Unified School District was placed on leave after she was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen gun and illegal drugs, school officials said Wednesday.

Robert E. Lee Elementary SchoolRachel Yolanda Escobedo, 45, was arrested in the Rolando Park area on Saturday, according to San Diego police.

Shortly before 8:30 that evening, an officer responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 6800 block of Missy Court found Escobedo sitting in her parked 1993 Honda Accord with a 60-year-old man, SDPD public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer said.

The patrolman spotted an open vodka bottle inside the vehicle and a small amount of what turned out to be marijuana in an ashtray, the lieutenant said.

After getting permission to search the car from Escobedo, who was in the driver’s seat, the officer allegedly found a loaded .22-caliber pistol in the trunk, along…

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