Former St. Louis middle school principal arrested for theft

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A former St. Louis Public Schools middle school principal was arrested Thursday amid accusations of theft.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the 34- year old Cornelius Green was arrested early Thursday morning and taken into custody. The St. Louis Public Schools District said Green was the former middle school principal of Carr Lane Visual & Performing Arts Middle School near downtown St. Louis.

According to the district, Green worked for them since 2002 when he started out as a part-time employee and in 2005 became full-time.

Green's held various positions as a teacher, assistant principal, and a principal. The district further stated that over the summer the former administrator was reassigned from his principal position and put on special assignment within the St. Louis Public Schools District and was no longer working with students.

Green was charged with two counts of stealing more than $500.

His friend, Phillip Cutler, was arrested over the summer and charged with the murder of Jocelyn Peters, a former educator at Mann Elementary School. Peters was seven-months pregnant at the time of her death.

Our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Green was Peters' boyfriend.