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Miami-Dade public schools official gets in fishy situation in Florida Keys

Assistant superintendent accused of catching, keeping 21 undersized mutton snapper

Steffond Cone was arrested Monday in Monroe County.
Steffond Cone was arrested Monday in Monroe County. (WPLG)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The assistant superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public Schools was recently arrested. He was accused of undersized fishing in the Florida Keys.

Steffond Cone, a Miramar resident who focuses on school operations, was arrested Monday at Long Key Bridge. He is accused of catching and keeping 21 undersized mutton snapper.

Cone, 51, faces three misdemeanor counts of a violation of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission rule.

“This is a personal matter involving a citation issued by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission as a result of a misdemeanor allegation,” district spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said. “This individual has had an unblemished record during his 28-year tenure with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. We do not expect this non-school-related incident to impact his employment.”

Cone is set to appear in Monroe County court at 9 a.m. Feb. 4.


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