After several hours of deliberation, Denton County jurors issued a verdict in the trial of a former Argyle school board trustee Wednesday night.
Wendee Long was found not guilty of improper photography or visual recording and guilty of unlawful interception, a second degree felony.
Jurors had been deciding her fate since noon, First Assistant Attorney Jamie Beck said late Wednesday.
Long allegedly convinced her daughter to help her record footage during halftime at a varsity basketball game between Sanger and Argyle on Feb. 7, 2012, according to Sanger police records.
Police said the video recordings Long made in a girl’s locker room at Sanger High School did not show anything inappropriate.
If a punishment is not agreed upon, jurors will make the decision in Judge Margaret Barnes’ 367th District Court at the Denton County Courthouse, officials said.
Beck has said in a previous interview that people who have never been convicted of a felony offense could be eligible for probation.
Long was on the Argyle Independent School District's board of trustees from 2009-12. She ran for re-election and was defeated. Long served as a principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, part of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district, for five years before the allegations and subsequent charges were filed.
MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885 and via Twitter at @MGrayNews.