Westlake High Scandal
New Westlake assistant principal accused of sending inappropriate texts
Editor's note: Since this story initially ran, Weil has had his contract rescinded by the ESD and will not be joining the staff. You can read the full story here.
KVUE — The Eanes School District has hired a new assistant principal for Westlake High School who had been under investigation by police last year for sending inappropriate text messages to a student in a Chicago-area school where he was dean.
Paul Weil, who starts his new job next month, resigned from his position at Stevenson High School about 30 miles north of Chicago last year. He was not criminally charged.
Eanes school officials said they were aware of Weil's history, but that he was the best candidate to help lead the school.
“Mr. Paul Weil was clearly the superior candidate. The committee thoroughly vetted the reports and questioned Weil during the interview process, then determined there was nothing that would prevent him from being considered for the position," Eanes School District spokeswoman Claudia McWhorter said in a statement to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.
KVUE News, in collaboration with the Statesman, obtained a copy of a police report Tuesday from the Lincolnshire, Ill. Police Department which investigated the case.
Police records show the text exchanges began in September of 2011 and included messages like, “Pizza delivery boy? Hot."
Referring to a trip the student was taking, Weil wrote, “Don’t come home with a venereal disease.”
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