Paris – Former Chisum High School teacher Heather Dawn Merritt has pleaded guilty to child sex assault and inappropriate teacher-student relationship.
The 27-year-old former biology instructor entered the plea Monday and was sentenced to three years in prison. Merritt was dismissed from the district in June.
A second Chisum ISD employee, 34-year-old substitute teacher Shanda Lynn Swanner, is also alleged to have had an inappropriate relationship with a student. Swanner is to appear back in court in two weeks.
Greenville – West Tawakoni's Mayor, Police Chief and a City Councilwoman will keep their jobs after lawsuits were dismissed Wednesday.
Police Chief Jack Schultz has dropped his request for a temporary injunction against the City which, if approved, who have prevented Mayor Pete Yoho from firing Shultz. A suit and countersuit between Yoho and Councilwoman Carol Solomon have also been dismissed.
Campbell – A Campbell school was on brief lockdown Thursday afternoon after reports of a man shot in the City.
The incident took place near a residence following a disturbance at around 2 p.m.
The male victim, who was reportedly armed with a knife, received a minor gunshot wound to the leg. He left the scene of the disturbance under his own power and went to the hospital in Greenville by privately owned vehicle.