Unfulfilled: John de la Howe sits on emails despite FOIA request | Uncovered


Tim Keown bristled after a newspaper quoted an email.

“I have requested SLED to come investigate who is in our email. I’ll let you know the outcome. I will get to the bottom of this. I’ll not rest until I do,” John de la Howe’s president wrote to The Post and Courier on April 25, a day after the Charleston newspaper published a story exposing questionable conduct by school employees.

In subsequent emails, he walked back the comments and said he routed the request through his school resource officer and no one had contacted the State Law Enforcement Division. He wasn’t sure the agency would even seek an investigation. Keown did not explain in the exchange why it would have been criminal to provide a public record to a journalist. SLED said earlier this…

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