Elementary school principal arrested for DWI

A Franklin County Elementary School Principal with ties to Eastern Carolina has been arrested for driving under the influence.

According to the Franklin County Schools website, Melissa Britner is the Principal at Royal Elementary and previously worked in Pitt County Schools for 11 years.

Britner received her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s degrees from East Carolina University.

Britner was arrested Saturday but has been released on a $1,000 bond.