Coatesville School Leaders To Meet Amid Texting Scandal

Coatesville School Leaders To Meet Amid Texting Scandal

Posted: Updated:
Photo by Chris O'Connell Photo by Chris O'Connell
COATESVILLE, Pa. -

Shocked and angry parents are already showing up for Tuesday night's Coatesville Area School District board meeting to ask questions about racially charged text messages.

Superintendent Richard Como and Athletic Director James Donato both resigned just before the start of this school year.

The Daily Local newspaper is reporting it uncovered several pages of racially-charged text messages sent between the two men.

Some of the texts allegedly mentioned students and faculty.

The Chester County District Attorney's Office confirms it has launched a criminal investigation.

The district issued a letter to the community ahead of Tuesday night's meeting.

"Today is a sad day for all of us in the Coatesville Area School District," the letter reads. "Just yesterday our community was made aware of inappropriate and racial comments that may have been made by people we trusted. Although this has temporarily deflated our spirits it will never defeat us."

You can read that letter by clicking here

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Community Holds Vigil For Carjacking Crash Victims

    Community Holds Vigil For Carjacking Crash Victims

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:41:19 GMT
    A vigil was held on Tuesday to honor the three children killed in a carjacking crash in the city's Tioga section on Friday.

    A vigil was held on Tuesday to honor the three children killed in a carjacking crash in the city's Tioga section on Friday.

  • An Inside Look At One Of Colorado's First Recreational Marijuana Shops

    An Inside Look At One Of Colorado's First Recreational Marijuana Shops

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-07-29 06:14:11 GMT
    Some call it the "great green experiment," the legalization of marijuana in some form has now spread to more than 20 states.
    New Jersey is one of them and Pennsylvania may be headed that way. So what does legal pot look like? FOX 29's Chris O' Connell went to Colorado to get an inside look at one of the first recreational pot shops in Denver.
    Some call it the "great green experiment," the legalization of marijuana in some form has now spread to more than 20 states.
    New Jersey is one of them and Pennsylvania may be headed that way. So what does legal pot look like? FOX 29's Chris O' Connell went to Colorado to get an inside look at one of the first recreational pot shops in Denver.

  • Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.


Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices