Meth Bust For Flushing H.S. Principal
The Flushing H.S. principal arrested with an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine in his car was about to be removed from his position by Department of Education (DOE) officials, law enforcement sources said.
Carl Hudson, Jr., 33, was arrested around the corner from the school on Northern Boulevard at about 8:55 p.m. on July 17 after cops pulled him over for not signaling properly, police said. The cops allegedly discovered several plastic bags of meth in the car’s center console, police said.
Hudson was charged with disorderly conduct at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court and was sentenced to a conditional discharge–which means he must stay out of trouble with the law for one year or the charges will be revisited.
DOE officials said Hudson had already been reassigned to an administrative post away from Flushing H.S. after it was determined he had a poor performance record at the troubled school.
DOE officials said they are reviewing the details of the arrest but refused to disclose what further action would be taken against Hudson.
Hudson began his career in September 2002 as a substitute math teacher. He was appointed principal of Flushing H.S. in March 2011.
Flushing H.S., one of the oldest high schools in New York City, was one of the seven “turnaround” high schools in Queens that were scheduled to close at the end of the 2012 school year.
The schools were spared from closure when a state arbitrator ruled in June that the city plan was illegal.