Principal on Leave During Locker Room Investigation

Wendee Long arrested on suspicion of improper photography or visual recording

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:56 PM CDT
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The principal of Wayside Middle School is under investigation for reportedly spying on a girls locker room in Denton County.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

The principal of Wayside Middle School is under investigation for reportedly spying on a girls locker room in Denton County.

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Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that no charges have been filed. Wendee Long was arrested Monday on suspicion of improper photography or visual recording and released on $25,000 bail.

The principal of Wayside Middle School is under investigation for reportedly spying on a girls locker room in Denton County.

Principal Wendee Long has been put on administrative leave for allegedly encouraging her daughter to put a hidden camera in the Argyle girls locker room during a high school basketball game back in February.

Long was arrested Monday on suspicion of improper photography or visual recording and released on $25,000 bail.

Sanger police told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram that they believe the purpose for the locker room video was to record the activities of the Argyle basketball coach and not to record illicit video.

Long's attorney, Daniel K. Peaugh, released this statement Tuesday:

"Wendee and I are both surprised and disappointed at the actions of the Denton County Grand Jury last week. Wendee maintains, and I agree, that she has not violated any law. We do not believe anything has taken place that should involve the justice system. However, now that we find ourselves in the system we are confident that Wendee will be cleared of any wrong doing. Thank you."

Long, a former school board member in Argyle, has been principal of Wayside Middle School in Tarrant County for five years.

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