Hunter’s Creek Elementary principal tried to run over neighbor, Orange County deputies say

Kimrey Sheehan faces two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An Orlando elementary school principal was arrested Monday after attempting to run two people over with a car, deputies said.

Kimrey Sheehan, who served as principal of Hunter’s Creek Elementary, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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The incident, which occurred on July 20, is currently being investigated further by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the incident report, Sheehan is accused of speeding a gray BMW toward her neighbor, David Gordon and his dog trainer while “flicking” them off.

Sheehan then pulled the car into her driveway, the report continues.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies did not initially see the car at her residence, but later found out Sheehan had a gray BMW registered to her.

Gordon’s attorney shared a statement with News 6:

“Unfortunately, this is not the first time Mr. Gordon has been the victim of a crime at the hands of Ms. Sheehan. Mr. Gordon is looking forward to justice being served and an end to Ms. Sheehan’s violent and escalating behavior towards him and the otherwise peaceful neighborhood of Lake Hart.”

This is not Sheeran’s first criminal offense. In October 2019, she was charged with trespassing on the same neighbor’s property, and allegedly throwing dog feces at his house.

Sheeran apologized for the incident in a May 2021 letter, which reads:

Hunter’s Creek Elementary families were informed of Sheeran’s arrest through a Connect Orange message.

In the message, Orange County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. James Larsen says the arrest was “personal in nature,” and not at all related to the school or it’s students.

Following her arrest, she has been placed on relief of duty, pending the outcome of an internal investigation done by Orange County Public Schools, and the outcome of legal proceedings.

Andrew McCoy lives near Sheehan and shared his thoughts on the situation.

“It’s not something I would have expected especially from this neighborhood just moving here,” he said. “To go to these lengths, that’s ridiculous.”

A listed attorney for Sheehan said he had no comment.

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Penny De La Cruz started working at WKMG-TV in September 2021. Before joining News 6, Penny worked at KSAT 12 in San Antonio, Texas.