DA probing troubled district’s afterschool program

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WILKINSBURG (AP) – Detectives have seized the records of an afterschool program from a financially-troubled Western Pennsylvania school district whose former coordinator is awaiting trial on charges he stole $3,2000 worth of computer and video game equipment from the district.


Mike Manko, a spokesman for the Allegheny County district attorney’s office, said Wednesday’s raid is a follow-up of the pending case involving the theft of equipment the Wilkinsburg School District bought with grant money.


The school district and its intermediate unit declined to comment on the records seizure.


The former director of the 21st Century afterschool program, 31-year-old Christopher Spradley, was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last month on charges he stole a 3-D printer, two laptop computers and two video game systems from the program. He’s pleaded not guilty.


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