A somber looking Beaumont Independent School District superintendent came out of the administration building Thursday afternoon surrounded by his top staff, the BISD attorney and the Board of Trustees president.
Timothy Chargois, Ed.D delivered a prepared statement confirming that BISD was under federal investigation.
He told reporters, "Today has been a very difficult day for the staff of Beaumont ISD."
That's because those who work inside the administration building were confined to the cafeteria and a conference room while FBI agents gathered evidence, some of which they took with them in boxes.
Chargois says two BISD employees are suspects in the misuse of public funds, those two are on paid administrative leave.
Chargois has not identified them, but he did make it clear, he himself is not involved.
He said, "Authorities in no way consider me complicit in this matter, and I'm not a target of this investigation."
He went on to say, "We will continue to ask for the public's confidence and trust as we move to resolve this very difficult matter."
Attorney Mike Getz, who's been critical of how the district has been governed and managed, said, "This is something that's been a long time coming and that's been way overdue."
And Trustee Mike Neil said, "BISD has a bad element inside of BISD, there's no doubt in may mind about that...That's why I'm excited the FBI is here today."
BISD parents received a recorded phone message Thursday explaining to them what was happening and saying the district would rise above this.