No charges to be filed in Midd-West investigation

MIDDLEBURG – No criminal charges will be filed against a Midd-West School District administrator for an alleged email breach within the district, according to a press release issued Friday by Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch.

“My office received a report in early April 2014 regarding an email breach at the Midd-West School District by its acting superintendent, Daphne Snook. The report came from School Board President Victor Abate on behalf of the Board (and) I immediately referred that report to the Middleburg Police Department for investigation,” Piecuch said in the release.

“That investigation is now completed. After reviewing the results of the investigation and the relevant criminal statutes, I have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to warrant filing criminal charges,” Piecuch said.

Snook was serving as acting superintendent for the district when she allegedly accessed emails pertaining to the school board’s search for a new superintendent, even though she had been directed by the school board to exclude herself from any discussions or correspondence related to the search. She subsequently was suspended pending further action by the school board.

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