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Former Central Texas principal charged with luring minor online

Karl Judd Waggoner was arrested near the school early this morning. (Photo: Pinal County Sheriff)

A former Central Texas principal has been arrested in Arizona.

Karl Waggoner, 59, is accused of trying to lure teenage girls online. He worked at five different Central Texas middle and high schools over the last two decades.

Waggoner's most recent job was assistant principal at Hopewell Middle School, where he was hired on in 2014. He was very new in Arizona, hired as an elementary school principal there in July.

Karl Waggoner spent 18 years in Eanes ISD -- as the assistant principal at Hill Country Middle School, the principal at West Ridge Middle School, then an assistant principal at Westlake High School. Then, in 2013, he hopped to AISD's Anderson High School for a year, and in 2014, to Hopewell in Round Rock ISD.

And just months after starting a new job as principal at an Arizona elementary school, Waggoner was arrested after allegedly posting an online ad for teenage girls to come to a skinny dipping party. "He needs some help. That's all I can say. He needs some help. If he has to prey on minors," one Arizona grandfather said.

The school district in Arizona says Waggoner has no criminal history. We didn't find one either.

That's not enough for one grandparent. "It's sad you know. It's sad that we put our kids in that jeopardy. Because if that's what's happening then I guess we need to do more screening," said the Arizona grandfather

AISD told CBS Austin that Waggoner passed all background checks, was employed for a one-year period and did not have any disciplinary action during his time in AISD.

Eanes ISD says there was no indication of inappropriate behavior from Wagonner during his 18 years he worked there, but if anyone has information suggesting otherwise, they ask you to get in contact with them.

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