Texas Principal, Wendee Long, Arrested In Secret Videotaping Of Girls Locker Room




A Texas middle-school principal faces criminal charges after she allegedly hatched the plan to plant a camera in a high school girls locker room.

Wendee Long, principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, is accused of using her daughter to place a cell-phone camera inside an Argyle High School girls locker room earlier this year, so as to spy on basketball coach Skip Townsend, WFAA reports.

Long, whose two daughters play on the team, was concerned that Townsend was being too stern with players. The principal reportedly wanted to get video of the coach yelling at the girls during a half-time meeting at a February game between Argyle and Sanger high schools, the Dallas-Fort Worth-area TV station says.

Investigators said nothing inappropriate was recorded by the device.

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Long, 46, turned herself in Monday and was released from Denton County Jail on $25,000 bond the next day. She has been placed on administrative leave after being linked to the investigation that resulted in a grand jury indictment last week.

The grand jury declined to indict Long's 18-year-old daughter, Caydan Long, who allegedly planted the camera.

Long faces two criminal counts for improper visual recording and wiretapping, Jaime Beck, from the Denton County District Attorney's office, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. If found guilty, she faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 on the second, more serious charge.

In June, Beck told the newspaper that Caydan Long left the recording device in the locker room. The prosecutor said there was evidence that Wendee Long came up with the plan and encouraged her daughter to make the video.

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Long's attorney, Daniel Peugh, said his client committed no crime.

"She has not violated any law," Peugh wrote in a statement to WFAA. "We do not believe anything has taken place that should involve the justice system."

The video footage came to the public's attention in March when it was mailed anonymously to school board members in Argyle. Long served on the Argyle school board, but was defeated in an election earlier this year.




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codfather4u

JUST ANOTHER FREEK IN TEXAS THAT STATE HAS FREEKS IN THE NEWS EVERYDAY

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laedbac1

Yankee migrants no doubt.

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Artie

Did she do it for the reasons she clamed or does she just have a thing for hot girls in tight cloths?No body should be above the law.Hopefully she will get a female judge that works out at a spa,with a heavy gavel.

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laedbac1

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Ryan

The audio in this video is straight from the 1980's.... but the lesbian at the gym they interviewed is pretty hot.

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oneman689

HuffPost should be arrested for posing as a news source.

July 06 2012 at 1:54 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
oneman689

I don't think this should qualify her for tar and feathers. This is a typical HP story - sensational scandalous sounding headline and an incomplete story.

Did she think she was doing her job?
I think the judge should take away her camera phone. The school should put a letter in her file. Following that life should continue as normal as possible. There is no reason to gut this woman's career...is there??

July 06 2012 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve

WTF is that annoying smacking noise during the video??

July 06 2012 at 1:50 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
davery5872

Yes, because the teachers unions always support the principal. Idiot.

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mk1cameron

Everything bigger in Texas including the lowlifes

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victorzeller

Another union scum bag principal in trouble. Well at least she wasn't having the kids cheat on the standardized tests like in Georgia.

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