Joshua Gohan, 43, was arrested for putting a recording device in the visiting girl’s locker room at Seagrave High School. However, after his arrest the suspect has recently passed away.
Lubbock County Sheriff’s deputies found Joshua Goen, 43, dead from a single gunshot wound in the 8600 block of N. FM 237 in Shallowater. The investigation into Goen’s death is ongoing, though it’s been determined that the gunshot was self-inflicted.
Hale Center ISD’s Superintendent Steven Pyburn shared that Hale Center ISD athlete grabbed a phone charger from a Seagraves ISD locker room and brought it on the bus. After bringing it on the bus, none of the other students present claimed it as their own.
The device was left on the bus. However, another 8th-grade student that rode on that same bus identified the charger-looking device as a camera.
The realization that the camera was hidden inside of the underage girls’ locker room raised many red flags. The discovery prompted a multi-agency investigation, including the FBI, Homeland Security, Hale County Sheriff’s Office, Gaines County Sheriff’s Department, and Seagraves Police Department.
Goen was arrested Monday in connection with a Gaines County Sherriff and FBI investigation that began Nov. 16. Investigators found three videos of Joshua Goen, the former superintendent, entering the visiting girls locker room before the Hale Center girls basketball team entered the changing room.
Seagraves ISD’s school board and administrators learned of this investigation on Nov. 22. They placed Joshua Goen on paid administrative leave and appointed Daylan Sellers as interim superintendent.
The Seagraves ISD school board placed Goen on paid administrative leave and has now rescheduled a board meeting for Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.
The same former superintendent that was arrested has now been found dead by suicide amidst the disturbing accusations of recording the young girls without their consent.