Higley school district official found dead - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Higley school district official found dead

Posted: Updated:
Art Wagner Art Wagner

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - A body found Wednesday morning near the Higley High School campus has been identified as the athletic director of the Higley Unified School District.

Gilbert police say they are investigating, but believe Art Wagner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The school district released a statement Wednesday, saying it was mourning the loss of Wagner, who was a respected educator and leader in state high school athletic circles. In April, he was recognized for his work by the Arizona School Administrators Association.

Wagner joined the district in 2009 and was serving as executive board president of the Arizona Interscholastic Association, which governs high school sports.

A school district spokeswoman says the district is offering counseling and other support for anyone who needs it.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices