BEAUMONT, Texas — Police are investigating allegations that PTA funds have been mismanaged at a Beaumont elementary school.
The Beaumont Independent School District Police Department is now investigating allegations surrounding mismanagement of PTA funds at Amelia Elementary School according to a BISD spokesperson.
"The Beaumont ISD Police Department is investigating allegations surrounding mismanagement of PTA funds at Amelia ES," Nakisha Miles said in an email to 12News.
Beaumont Police Officer Haley Morrow said Beaumont Police is not investigating and asked that questions be forwarded to BISD Police. The Jefferson County District Attorney's office has confirmed it has received nothing from the district on this case at this time.
There are 17 PTAs in Beaumont, Texas PTA spokesperson Lisa Holbrook told 12News.
"I am aware of it. I have not been told the details," Holbrook said. "All I have been told is that they are investigating something at this point."
"It's not about the PTA, it's about individuals who make bad choices. People should not take the individual's actions and attribute them to the organization."
Holbrook said overall, this has been a fantastic year in spite of the challenges some of the PTAs had because of Tropical Storm Harvey.
GET NEWS & WEATHER ALERTS | Download the 12News App to your mobile device
CRIME STOPPERS | Submit a tip @ 833Tips.com
If you have information about this crime you could earn a cash reward of up to $1000 by providing an ANONYMOUS tip to Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas.
Call 833-TIPS (8477) or text “BMT” followed by your tip information to CRIMES (274637) from your mobile phone.
This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.