LUBBOCK, Texas — A west Texas school superintendent who was under investigation for invasive visual recording was found dead. Police released word on his death on Friday.

According to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 8600 block of North FM 2378, which is west of Shallowater, at approximately 10:15 a.m. Friday.

“Deputies located 43-year-old Joshua Neil Goen deceased with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound,” LCSO said.

  • Joshua Goen home
  • Joshua Goen home
  • Joshua Goen home
  • Joshua Goen

Goen was a graduate of Shallowater High School and had family connections to the area. Goen was named Seagraves ISD Superintendent in 2017. Before that he was the high school principal in Seagraves.

On Monday, Goen was arrested. He was able to post bond and get released from jail while the case was pending.


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An arrest warrant accused him of leaving a recording device in the visiting girls’ locker room before a basketball game in mid-November.