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Ambridge School Board Asks State Police To Investigate Alleged Taxpayer-Funded Facebook Troll

For about two years, a Facebook regular named “JC Devanti” traipsed and trolled through social media pages of the Ambridge Area School District and its residents.

JC Devanti championed the district’s officials and policies. And if you were critical of them, JC Devanti pounced.

On Thursday, Ambridge Area School Board asked state police to find out whether JC Devanti was actually the pseudonym of a public relations consultant hired by the district, and whether any district officials may have played an improper role in the posted messages.

The board, with two newly seated members and a changed political majority, also wants to know if district funds or powers of office were misused in the process.

Three district officials, who spoke to BeaverCountian.com on condition they not be named, said the board held an emergency executive session Dec. 18 to discuss JC Devanti and any connection to the district’s former contracted public relations representative Shari Berg.

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John Paul
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John Paul is an award-winning investigative journalist and founder of BeaverCountian.com. He reports full-time for the site with a focus on public watchdog journalism.

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John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Maybe they should get busy running the school district instead of trying to run Facebook. And if the superintendent is trying to hitch a ride in that picture, she should show a little leg cause the face ain’t gonna do it. Just sayin.

economyresident
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economyresident

No, she was saying ” it’s my way or the highway” to the district’s teachers. (she did tell them that last school year by the way…) good riddance to another failed Ambridge Superintendent… Thanks for another GREAT hire School Board…

jaacee
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jaacee

Has anyone done a search for Devanti? Voter roles, tax records, deeds, etc.

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