BSISD trustee arrested on a charge of purchasing/ furnishing alcohol for a minor

Staff Writer

The vice president of the Big Spring ISD board was arrested Sunday on a warrant for purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor.
According to the Big Spring Police arrest report issued Monday, Chad Wash, 47, of 710 Caprock Circle, was arrested on a warrant for purchasing/furnishing alcohol for a minor. Wash has been a Big Spring ISD board member since 2010.
“Big Spring ISD Trustee Chad Wash advised me that he was arrested early Sunday morning as a result of party at his house that was thrown by his child, who had recently returned home from college,” Big Spring ISD Superintendent Chris Wigington said this morning through a written statement. “The district is not aware at this time whether there were any current district students attending this party. Mr. Wash reported that he was aware of a small group of college-aged students in his backyard at the time that he retired for the evening.
“He further informed me that he neither provided alcohol to anyone during the evening nor was he even aware that alcohol was brought onto his property,” Wigington continued. “Mr. Wash states he will cooperate with the district while this matter is pending a resolution. The district will continue to monitor this situation and will evaluate what appropriate action is necessary once the case has concluded.”
Wigington stated the district “does not condone the underage drinking of alcohol.”