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DA asked to investigate $48.4M in missing school equipment

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Commissioner Terry Roland says promises by the board to fix problems are not enough. He sent a letter to Shelby County DA Amy Weirich saying missing assets deserve more attention. Commissioner Terry Roland says promises by the board to fix problems are not enough. He sent a letter to Shelby County DA Amy Weirich saying missing assets deserve more attention.
A DA's office spokesman said they have received Roland's letter but no decision regarding an investigation has been made. A DA's office spokesman said they have received Roland's letter but no decision regarding an investigation has been made.

(WMC-TV) - A Shelby County commissioner wants the district attorney to investigate Shelby County Schools following the release of a scathing audit revealing that $48.4 million in school equipment is missing.

Commissioner Terry Roland says promises by the board to fix problems are not enough. He sent a letter to Shelby County DA Amy Weirich saying missing assets deserve more attention.

The letter was sent a day after Shelby County School leaders discussed a so-called "staggering" audit.

"It's disturbing, it's alarming, and it's unacceptable," said Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson.

Roland is talking about taking things a step further.

"If a normal business had done this. They would be out of business," said Roland.

Roland requested that Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich launch her own investigation into missing assets at Shelby County Schools, which total an estimated $48.4 million according to the outside audit.

"I'm also writing letters right now to the state treasurer and state comptroller asking them to look into this," said Roland.

Roland requested a special called county commission meeting to discuss the SCS audit. Something, he says, the commission chairman has yet to schedule.

"The taxpayers of Shelby County deserve an answer," said Roland.

A DA's office spokesman said they have received Roland's letter but no decision regarding an investigation has been made.

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