Ousted HISD principal heard allegedly threatening students with bat in new audio

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- New audio has been released in the case of an 83-year-old principal accused of inappropriate conduct in Houston ISD.

Dr. Bertie Simmons was escorted out of Furr High School after she allegedly threatened students with a baseball bat. The district relieved Simmons of duty in late September.

RAW VIDEO: Audio recording of Simmons speaking over intercom
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Bertie Simmons announcement transcript

In audio released to ABC13, Simmons can be heard over the school intercom talking to students.

"And those of you who are not dressed in dress code, you are to go to the gym because we have over there a baseball bat and we are going to work your butt for being out of dress code," Simmons allegedly said.

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Simmons has served as principal at Furr High School since 2000. She's credited with dramatically turning the school around academically. The school was awarded a $10 million grant from XQ Project partly due to her initiative to reduce violence and enforce a strict uniform policy.

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