GI elementary principal to be in court Aug. 28

(Source: Grand Island Public Schools)
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CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (KSNB) A Grand Island Elementary school principal will be in court later this month after an arrest for Driving Under the Influence.

According to a post on the Merrick County Sheriff's Office Facebook page that lists inmates from August 5-11th, Shoemaker School principal Lee Wolfe was arrested Sunday by the Central City Police Department. The charges listed on his booking include DUI with a passenger under the age of 16 and two expired license plates. Wolfe's son was in the car at the time.

Wolfe was released from jail on Monday, August 12.

An official in the Merrick County Court office said that Wolfe had a court appearance scheduled August 28. As of Tuesday afternoon, no formal charges had yet been filed against Wolfe by the Merrick County Attorney.

In a Monday statement, Grand Island Public Schools said Wolfe contacted GIPS leadership Sunday, spoke to Shoemaker staff Monday afternoon and then released this message to Shoemaker families:

"I want all Shoemaker families to know I feel terrible about how this reflects upon Shoemaker, Grand Island Public Schools, myself and my family," Wolfe said. "While I am not at liberty to provide any more details, I do want everyone to know I will do whatever it takes to move forward professionally and personally to restore your trust."

The GIPS statement also said that Wolfe would continue to prepare with his staff for the upcoming school year and that the district expected him to receive "his due process."

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