School official may have cheated
An official in a school district where the state has taken more control amid a testing scandal is being fired after an audit showed possible cheating attempts at his new job.
Canutillo Independent School District trustees on Thursday night suspended Superintendent Damon Murphy without pay in the dismissal process.
An audit found what is alleged to be evidence of tampering with student classifications.
Murphy, who was hired in 2010, declined to comment. He’s a former associate superintendent in the El Paso Independent School District.
Former El Paso Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia must serve more than three years in prison for fraud.
Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a shoplifting suspect by a sheriff’s deputy during a confrontation outside a Houston-area Wal-Mart.
Officials say Harris County Deputy Louis Campbell confronted several women suspected of stealing from the store Thursday evening.
Sheriff’s spokesman Thomas Gilliland said Campbell chased one of the suspects after she hit him. The woman then got into a car. Gilliland said that when Campbell opened the car’s door, the vehicle accelerated. He said the deputy was standing between the car door and the driver’s seat and fired his weapon.
The vehicle sped away. The unidentified woman was found dying at a nearby apartment complex.