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Beaumont Independent School District's South Park Middle School was placed on lockdown shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday. According to district representative Nakisha Myles Burns, shots were fired in the area. "Students are safe and secure," she said. "BISD police are on the scene." The lockdown was lifted around 30 minutes later.

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Two longtime Beaumont Independent School District administrators are leaving the district effective immediately – Dr. Shirley Bonton, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Dwaine Augustine, assistant superintendent for secondary education.

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BISD Chief Operations Officer Robert Calvert

After years of cell phone bills that topped more than $100,000 each year, the Beaumont Independent School District is cutting the perk from its employee offerings, and reclaiming more than 200 district-provided cell phones from its staff.

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Michael Jon Gelagotis

Michael Jon Gelagotis is not a public servant, but he does have a propensity for playing one around Southeast Texas. An investigation into the wannabe officer culminated in a raid at Gelagotis’ home Sept.

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Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Ron Reynolds reports that Back-to-School season in the district has been a success, with enrollment increasing daily and teacher vacancies dwindling. According to Reynolds, on the first day of classes, 18,073 students showed up to campuses throughout the district – a number that has swelled to 19,233 a little more than two weeks into the semester.

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Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett

Starting Sept. 1, juveniles not attending class as mandated by law will no longer face stiff criminal penalties should they not comply with compulsory attendance, according to new legislation passed in Texas this summer.

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Ashley Bowden mugshot

An Examiner investigation has revealed that the Beaumont Independent School District has been paying administrative leave to a counseling clerk since April, although district officials have not answered queries as to why an at-will employee has been afforded concessions typically reserved for contract employees.

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In a lawsuit against former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent and Central High School principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert, student C’Brionne Hendrix is claiming the educator currently under federal indictment for cheating on standardized tests and misappropriation of funds also cheated the pupil of her earned class ranking as salutatorian for the Central High Class o

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Shaunte Guillory, shown here greeting new BISD Superintendent John Frossard

Another Beaumont Independent School District administrator has been placed on paid leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into “testing irregularities” on standardized tests, according to information obtained by The Examiner.

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Naomi Lawrence-Lee

Naomi Lawrence-Lee, fired purchasing director for the Beaumont Independent School District, has an Oct. 26 trial date in Criminal District Court in Jefferson County to face a felony theft charge, specifically aggregation of theft by a public servant of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.

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