Coatesville Area School District in southeastern Pennsylvania is now demanding all district employees enroll in sensitivity training after two top administrators were caught trading “sickening” and “highly offensive” text messages on district-supplied phones. Superintendent Richard Como and Coatesville High School athletic director Jim Donato resigned Aug. 29 “for personal reasons” after an internal investigation by the school board revealed their love of pretty much all racial slurs.
The school board will formally vote on whether to accept or deny their resignations Tuesday. Pissed off parents and community members are pushing the board to deny the resignations and fire both administrators instead. The Coatesville School District Parents/Taxpayers Coalition is even circulating a petition demanding retirement the request not be voted upon until "any and all internal and external investigations are completed."
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Sept. 20 that there is a criminal investigation underway, though no criminal charges have been filed.
The hideous text message transcripts leave no racist stone unturned.
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