This story is absolutely appalling. A school superintendent and athletic director in Coatesville, Pennsylvania resigned a few weeks ago with little indication as to why. Now we know. Using school-issued phones, they routinely sent each other texts that are so racist it will leave your jaw agape.
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.