School Principal Could Face Charges For Locker Room Video
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - The Denton County District Attorney’s office could file charges against a former Argyle school district trustee and her daughter.
Wendee Long is accused of making a video recording inside the Argyle High School girls’ locker room during a basketball game in February.
Investigators say Long’s daughter left the recording device there in an attempt to “get something” on the basketball coach.
Jamie Beck, an assistant District Attorney for Denton County, says there is evidence that Long was behind the plan.
Beck also says no inappropriate images were found.
The D.A.’s office says the case will probably go to a grand jury in two weeks.
Long is currently the principal of Wayside Middle School, which is in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District.
Some parents of Wayside students have heard about the accusations and are frustrated nothing has happened.
“I’m very concerned about that. I think she should be put on administrative leave until the investigation is over with,” says Erin Green, who has a 12-year-old special needs student at the middle school.
Tisha Pollard is also the parent of a special needs child at Wayside. “I think until everybody finds out what is going on,” she said, “I’m not sure it’s good that she’s around children.”
In a statement, Eagle-Mountain ISD Director of Communications Kristin Courtney says, “We are aware of the situation. Allegations have been made in the case, but no charges have been filed. If charges are filed, we will determine the implications for our school district at that time.”
Long lost her bid for re-election to the Argyle board last month.
CBS 11 News has tried to reach her for comment, but no one answered the door at her house and phone calls have not been returned.