Ramon Mosate, a former technology director for the Maize school district who may have been the focus of a federal investigation, has died.
Mosate, 49, died Wednesday in Irving, Texas, of a gunshot wound to the head, according to an official with the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office. The manner of death was suicide, the official said.
Officials with the Irving, Texas, police department would not comment on the case.
Mosate was fired from his job as technology director for Maize schools in February.
He had been on administrative leave since November, when agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at district headquarters.
Maize superintendent Doug Powers would not say in February why Mosate was fired, adding that “the reason of termination is an employment issue, so we’re unable to coment on that.”
Powers has neither confirmed nor denied that Mosate’s leave was related to the FBI investigation.
“We at Maize Schools are shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Ramon Mosate,” Powers said in an e-mailed statement Saturday. “Our hearts go out to his family.”
Following the FBI search, two district employees – Mosate and his wife, Angie Mosate, a curriculum secretary – were placed on administrative leave, and officials reset passwords for family accounts in its Skyward student information system.
Angie Mosate, was terminated March 9, according to district documents.
In an e-mail to families in November, the district said the resets were “due to increased digital network security measures,” but that “no personal data has been compromised.”
There have been no arrests related to the investigation, according to FBI officials.
An online obituary for Ramon Mosate says he “enjoyed a career as a computer engineer.
“Ramon was a loving husband and father who enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his children,” the obituary says.
He was born May 5, 1965, in the Dominican Republic and died Wednesday, the obituary says. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.