ST. LOUIS (KSDK)
- A parent who was supposed to be helping raise money for a graduating class ended up stealing money from the students. That's what the superintendent of Fort Zumwalt Schools tells Five on Your Side's Mike Rush.
St. Peters Police confirm they are investigating after more than $6,000 meant for a graduation party went missing.
Superintendent Bernard DuBray tells Mike the money was meant for an all-night grad party for the 2013 class at Fort Zumwalt East High School.
Parent volunteers collected the $6,100 through fundraisers but the superintendent says a district investigation shows one of those parents on the party committee stole the money.
The district has turned over the name to St. Peters Police, who are investigating.
"It's about as bad as it comes," DuBray said. "I mean, the funds were raised by parents for their graduates to give them a good party to keep them safe so the kids will stay in the school that whole night rather than go out and participate in any kind of crazy activities that go on at an exciting time like graduation, so to take money from those kids, I can't hardly think of much worse."
The superintendent says despite the missing funds, the parents were able to have the party as planned. No arrests have been made.