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Coatesville School Leaders To Meet Amid Texting Scandal

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COATESVILLE, Pa. -

Shocked and angry parents are already showing up for Tuesday night's Coatesville Area School District board meeting to ask questions about racially charged text messages.

Superintendent Richard Como and Athletic Director James Donato both resigned just before the start of this school year.

The Daily Local newspaper is reporting it uncovered several pages of racially-charged text messages sent between the two men.

Some of the texts allegedly mentioned students and faculty.

The Chester County District Attorney's Office confirms it has launched a criminal investigation.

The district issued a letter to the community ahead of Tuesday night's meeting.

"Today is a sad day for all of us in the Coatesville Area School District," the letter reads. "Just yesterday our community was made aware of inappropriate and racial comments that may have been made by people we trusted. Although this has temporarily deflated our spirits it will never defeat us."

You can read that letter by clicking here

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