Wendee Long, a former Argyle school board member, turned herself in to authorities on two felony charges Monday in connection with a video allegedly recorded in a girls locker room at a varsity basketball game in February.
A Denton County grand jury indicted Long
on Thursday on charges of improper photography or visual recording; and unlawful interception, use or disclosure of wire, oral or electronic communications, said Jamie Beck, first assistant district attorney.
According to county jail records, Long
posted $25,000 bail.
maintains, and I agree, that she has not violated any law," Peugh wrote.
However, now that we find ourselves in the system we are confident that Wendee
will be cleared of any wrongdoing."
If convicted of the improper visual recording charge, Long
could face 180 days to two years in a state jail.
Long, a principal of five years at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, part of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district, informed her employers of the charges Friday and has since been placed on administrative leave, district spokeswoman Kristin Courtney said.
Long has been an educator for 18 years and an administrator for nine, according to a letter on the Wayside website.
She served a three-year term on the Argyle school board from 2009-12 before running for re-election and being defeated in the May 12 school board race.