Concerned Skiatook parents and taxpayers meet Wednesday night.
Brett Sprangel, a concerned citizen at Wednesday's meeting, thinks anyone who steals should be punished.
SKIATOOK, OK -- Their superintendent is on suspension, but Skiatook School parents and taxpayers are still fighting mad. They met Wednesday evening to discuss getting the courts involved in the school district's financial scandal.
Many Skiatook taxpayers believe this is more than just half a million dollars worth of waste. They think it's a crime, and they're concerned the wheels of justice may move too slowly.
"And you steal a whole lot - you're immune - and that's what's going on here," said Brett Sprangel, a concerned citizen.
Anger and frustration percolated through Skiatook's community gymnasium. One theme kept rising to the top: these folks are not letting this go.
"I think something needs to be done about it. I think he ought to be arrested," Sprangel said.
"We've been in the school system for 13 years here, and this isn't the first time something like this has come up," said Skiatook resident Molly Warr. "And it's time to do something. And end it."
A state audit released last week says Skiatook schools ended up paying double, triple, even quadruple the price for custodial supplies and security equipment, wasting half a million dollars - maybe more.
Skiatook's school board voted Tuesday night to suspend the man in charge of purchasing, Superintendent Doctor Gary Johnson. But these folks believe something criminal might have taken place.
"That's a lot of money, and I think, yes, where there's smoke there's fire in this situation," said Skiatook parent Rhonda Eller.
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