Central High officials call police instead of answering question - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

Central High officials call police instead of answering questions

BEAUMONT - Beaumont parents who claim they were scammed by administrators at Central Medical Magnet High School are still waiting for answers.

Last week, 12News spoke to a mom who said she had to pay $1,000 per semester for a college chemistry course that would earn her daughter high school and college credit.  However, the University of Texas at Austin, which sponsors the program, only charges $275 a year.

Since our report, other parents have come forward telling us they too were overcharged, and the Jefferson County District Attorney's task force that targets corruption has opened an investigation.

12News has been trying to get a response to the allegations from the Beaumont Independent School District for more than a week, but we have not received any comment.  So Wednesday afternoon, we went to Central to talk to principal Lorenzo Carr.

But instead of getting Carr, the receptionist called the Beaumont Independent School District police to escort us off the property.

Officer Reggie Boseman told us we would have to go through the administration's public relations department.

Inside sources at Central tell us some parents are refusing to pay for the credit course this year, fearing they will get scammed.

We also reached out to past principal, Patricia Lambert, since some of the allegations involve her tenure, but she did not return our call, and she is currently on extended sick leave.

Lambert plans to retire at the end of June.
  • Submit a news tip

    Do you know of something that would be a good news story?  Enter your email address and select "Submit"  to send it to 12 News HD.  You can also call the news tip line at 409-838-1212

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for submitting your news idea to 12News HD!

Powered by WorldNow

Newsroom: (409) 838-1212
Front Desk: (409) 833-7512
News Fax: (409) 981-1564
News Email: 12News@kbmt12.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KBMT. All Rights Reserved.
Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.