FORT WORTH — Wendee Long, the principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, was arrested and placed on administrative leave after she was linked to a criminal investigation involving another school district.
Long, 46, was released from the Denton County Jail on a $25,000 bond Tuesday afternoon. She is accused of using her daughter to plant cameras inside an Argyle High School girl's locker room this year. An attorney for Long said she was surprised and disappointed by the charges.
Long turned herself into deputies Monday. Investigators said she used her teenage daughter to hide a cell phone camera inside the locker room during a basketball game earlier this year. Investigators said Long's two daughters played for the team, and she was allegedly upset with the coach for being too stern with the players.
Sources said Long wanted to get video of coach Skip Townsend yelling at the girls during a half-time meeting at a February game. Nothing inappropriate was recorded.
Long was a member of the Argyle ISD board of trustees at the time of the alleged locker room incident.
Long's attorney said she has not committed a crime. If convicted, Long could face up to 20 years in prison.
WFAA's Jonathan Betz contributed to this report