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Lawyer alleges client harassment in Pa. texts flap

September 30, 2013
Associated Press

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer for two employees of the embattled Coatesville School District said his clients have been subjected to continuing harassment from administrators since exposing racist and sexist text messages of two top administrators.

In an email Sunday to the school board, attorney Sam Stretton alleges the district's acting superintendent Angelo Romaniello ordered the technology director to provide the passwords to the district's computer networks "under threat of insubordination."

It was the technology director who discovered the racial text messages that led to last week's resignation of superintendent Richard Como and athletic director James Donato.

In an emailed statement, school board president Neil Campbell issued calls the harassment claim "ridiculous" and said the district was simply following policy. Romaniello also denies the allegations.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

 
 

 

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