DA Says Coatesville District Resisting Racist Text Investigation
NBC 10 reports that Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan is accusing the Coatesville School District of dragging its feet on his investigation into the racist texts that ended the careers of two administrators there.
“There is an easy way and a hard way for the Coatesville Area School District to deal with this investigation,” said Hogan in a written release. “The CASD Board can cooperate fully, help to discover any crimes, and allow the truth to be exposed. Or the CASD Board can fight the investigation, attempt to cover up any misconduct and try to hide truth.”
Last month, the Coatesville school board accepted the resignations of Coatesville Area School District Superintendent Richard Como and Director of Athletics and Activities Jim Donato. Como and Donato resigned from their posts after an IT staffer who was fixing Donato’s phone discovered text messages containing the N-word.
Other texts in the exchange seemed to hint at financial improprieties, resulting in Hogan’s investigation. But, he says, members of the district “have delayed or refused to produce basic documents,”