Texas Mom Out on Bail After Being Accused of Filming in Girls Locker Room
by, 07-10-2012 at 05:31 PM (6140 Views)
A Texas junior high school principal has been accused of filming via a video camera during the basketball game of her daughter. The kicker? To see how much yelling occurred during halftime pep-talks. 46 year old Wendee Long, who herself was notorious for lout outbursts toward students apparently was itching to catch the coach yelling at the girls. But isn't that just a part of sports?
Long was indicted by a grand jury in Denton County 2 felony charges: improper photography, as well as unlawful interception of electronic communications — this is most typically described as placing wiretaps, according to Jamie Beck. This charge of improper photography holds a maximum punishment with jail time of 180 days up to 2 years in jail. Wiretapping on the other hand is a charge carrying a max penalty up to 20 years in state or federal prison.
Long went to authorities last week turning herself in once it was discovered. Jail records show her being released once she posted $25K bail.
She hired a defense attorney, Daniel Peugh, who maintains that she violated no laws with all wrongdoing to be cleared entirely.
School board in Argyle received the video anonymously and turned over a copy to police. Police have remarked that the video, which was made during a basketball halftime during Argyle High School's basketball game in Sanger during February. Police stated that the recording shows no inappropriate footage of girls on the basketball team. It is presumably believed the recording was created to catch the coach of the girls basketball team yelling at players.
Long herself was previously on the Argyle school board and has now been serving as the principal in a middle school in Fort Worth. She has been moved to administrative leave.