by Ron Gregory
MADISON — Officers with the West Virginia State Police have confirmed an on-going investigation concerning Boone County Schools.
Reliable sources say the focus of the investigation involves the Transportation Department. A local business is also said to be involved. A source said Tuesday, “a whole bunch of people are in trouble.”
Troopers served a search warrant for financial records last week at the Foster bus garage.
At least one Boone trooper told media outlets that warrants may be executed Thursday. He said thousands of dollars are missing. School officials, including Superintendent Jeff Huffman, have refused to comment or return media calls.
Intertwined relationships between family members and the private company owners are also being alleged, sources said.
Some have complained that the loss of funds in this matter helped lead to the financial dilemma that caused the Board of Education to close schools and cut 70 payroll positions last year.
The news of the pending case follows drastic cuts in the Boone County school system last year.