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New details emerge about confrontation involving BISD's communications director

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Late Monday night, 12News learned that Beaumont Independent School District Communications Director Jessie Haynes will be filing criminal charges with the Beaumont Police Department against a reporter and a BISD board member.

The information comes from a source close to the investigation.

Haynes has already filed a complaint against Setinvestigates.com editor Jerry Jordan and board member Mike Neil with BISD police.

The source also told us that Haynes went to Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital after her confrontation with  Jordan and Neil.

Jordan says he was trying to go into a news conference being held by BISD attorney Melody Chappell, but that Chappell asked him to leave.

When Jordan tried to re-enter the room at the BISD administration building, he says Haynes blocked his entrance.  When Neil tried to help Jordan get inside, that's when Jordan says things got physical.

He says, "She blocked his access and shoulder blocked him away."

BISD video shows Haynes walking away, but not before shoving Neil.

The source told us Haynes spent several hours in the emergency room, complaining of throbbing head, shoulder, arm, back and ankle aches.

She also claimed her blood pressure had risen to 180/120.

We're told that she requested an assault leave from the human resources director Friday, but that on Monday, BISD superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois put her on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation into the incident.

Jordan says he's considering a civil lawsuit against Haynes.

Neil says his attorney has told him not to talk to the media pending the investigation.

The controversies surrounding BISD have Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick concerned.

He says the district has already lost one business interested in locating in Jefferson County.

Branick told us, "The company was going to bring 38 engineers and support staff and they figured they were going to have to pay their engineers $10,000 more a year to send their kids to private school and that was the tipping point that led to the loss of that project, and I don't want it to happen on other projects."


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