Alleged racist texts ignite furor in Pennsylvania school district

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The recently resigned superintendent and an athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District exchanged numerous racist text messages about staff and students in June on school-issued cellphones, according to a published report.

Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan on Sunday confirmed his office was investigating the district and had received texts from school personnel. He would not identify the subjects or the nature of the texts.

The texts - lewd, sexist, and rife with the "n-word" - were discovered by a district employee transferring data from an old phone to a new device, said the report in the Daily Local News in West Chester.

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