Deaf school supervisor arrested on theft charge


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Laura Lott, supervisor of Longview's school for the deaf, has been accused of shoplifting at Dillard's department store over the weekend.

Lott, 56, was arrested Saturday, charged with theft. She was released on a $500 bond a few hours later.

According to an arrest report, an off-duty uniformed officer working at Dillard's at the Longview Mall told police that Lott had intentionally taken and concealed some unidentified property valued at $226.99.

Lott was hired by Longview schools in September 1987. Most recently, she has worked as the supervisor of Longview's Regional Day School for the Deaf. The school educates students who are deaf and hard of hearing from a 20-county area in East Texas.

Longview Superintendent Dana Marable said the school district was notified of the arrest Monday morning, and the district is still investigating.

Lott did not return a phone call Monday. Her attorney, Jay DeWitt, declined to comment.