La Joya ISD confirmed Thursday afternoon that Texas Department of Public Safety officers arrested two employees from the department’s transportation agency following external investigations.
A DPS spokesperson said at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday that the organization was not yet prepared to release details on the arrests.
The identity of those employees — who are now on administrative leave — is unclear, along with what charges they face.
In a release, the district said that one of the employees self-reported their conduct to La Joya ISD administration, which directed them to report their actions to authorities.
That prompted an internal affairs investigation and assisted law enforcement, the release says.
“We want to assure our community that we take this matter very seriously and are cooperating fully with our law enforcement partners. The La Joya Independent School District maintains a steadfast commitment to the highest standards of integrity and expects all employees to adhere to our code of ethics, which is grounded in trust, respect, and professionalism,” it reads. “In response to this incident, we are re-enforcing our current procedures and safeguards to ensure that we mitigate the risk of such incidents occurring in the future.”
The release notes that board trustees were not previously informed about the investigations in an effort to maintain their integrity.
“Moving forward, the board remains dedicated to working hand in hand with the district administration to ensure the safety and well-being of all students and staff,” it reads.