Theft and custodian suspensions at Whelan School

September 28, 2007

A number of custodians at the Whelan School have been suspended without pay in connection with the alleged theft of 26 heavy copper doors which were apparently sold to scrap metal dealers in Chelsea. The doors, which came out of the old Whelan School and were to be used in a new school being built,  had been stored inside the new Whelan facility.

According to videos examined by the superintendent of schools, and others, which were made inside the new Whelan School, custodians are shown carrying the heavy copper doors from the facility and placed into a truck.

City officials, including the mayor, are investigating the entire series of events and action is forthcoming.

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