Two men who once ranked highly in the Chester County, Pennsylvania School District have found themselves under the microscope. Allegedly, racist and sexist text messages were uncovered on the two men’s work cell phones. Thomas Hogan, the District Attorney, said that an internal probe was began when his office was forwarded transcripts of the messages by Chester County School District personnel, The Raw Story reports.
The transcripts were then linked to Coatesville Area School Superintendent Richard Como, and Director of Athletics and Activities Jim Donato in an investigation by the Daily Local News. Both officials resigned unexepectedly and without warning at the beginning of the school year. From the Daily Local News:
…the school board was made aware of the text messages and was prepared to allow Como and Donato to remain in their positions until the transcripts were leaked to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, prompting a criminal investigation.
Personally, I think the idea of people like this remaining in positions of authority over children after being linked to something like this is grossly irresponsible, and possibly child endangerment, but obviously the school board thinks otherwise. Thank goodness for the DA’s office.
The text messages were apparently sent in June, and then discovered by the district’s IT department. The IT department forwarded the transcript to the school board. Be warned- they are shockingly racist and sexist. Here are a few excerpts:
All should have whatever first names they want… then last name is N*GGER! Leroy N*gger, Preacher N*gger, Night train n*gger, clarence n*gger, Latoya n*gger, Thelma n*gger and so on.”
Hahahahahahahahhahahahaha could have a whole homeromms of N*gger! Hahahahahahaha! Will N*gger report to office, pardon the interruption but will N*gger report to nurses office. N*gger to lunch now!
The above piece refers to messages that say that all African-Americans should have the N- word for a last name. The following refers to African-American men who sleep with white women. It complains that:
….no f*cking way that ape banged that white piece? WTF is going on with these white pieces taking n*gger cock! Me no understand!
The two school officials also used work cell phones to text racism and sexism regarding the Miss America Pageant. One man said, as an African-American contestant was voted off:
OMg! N*gger OUT! WTF SKINNY B*TCH. Give good head! Trumped!
Now, I’d really like to see the excuse for this one. Likely, there will be those who scramble around, trying to make this seem like less than it is. But, the fact remains that these two men were in positions of high ranking authority over school children. That includes school children who fall into the groups they took so much pleasure in mocking and humiliating. All I can say is thankfully, this texting scandal is public, and they will likely never work in any school or school district again.
Watch a news report here: