COATESVILLE Thomas Hogan, the Chester County district attorney, is accusing the Coatesville school board of trying to intimidate a witness and hinder his office's investigation into district finances, according to a scathing two-page statement released Thursday.
Hogan issued the statement in response to the Coatesville Area School District's news release Tuesday that it had suspended its assistant superintendent. Hogan said that unlike some district employees, assistant superintendent Angelo Romaniello was cooperating with his investigation.
The district said Tuesday that it was putting Romaniello on administrative leave because of information it uncovered during an internal investigation that started as a result of the district's texting scandal. The district attorney said he told the district the information it discovered about Romaniello was a "noncriminal matter," without giving details.