BISD Superintendent Timothy Chargois has placed Beaumont Independent School District's Special Assistant to the Superintendent Jessie Haynes on paid administrative leave following an altercation with a board member last Thursday.

Haynes serves as Chargois' Special Assistant for Communications.

Sources from within the district confirmed the disciplinary action to 12News late Thursday afternoon. The news was sent in a confidential personnel letter to board members Monday.

Those sources say the move came as a result of an incident where Haynes is accused of blocking a member of the media from entering a press conference where other press were interviewing BISD's attorney Melody Chappell. Haynes is said to have blocked a door into another area in which the press conference was being held.

BISD had no comment on the issue, saying it was a personnel matter.

This is a developing story. We will have more as it becomes available.