Clyde-Savannah's superintendent says a district employee is suspected

CLYDE — Money in a parent-teacher fund at the Clyde-Savannah Elementary School is missing. The Wayne County Sheriff says it's a "substantial" amount of money.

The money was raised by elementary school children. Parents said it's used to pay for events for the students and their parents. But now the money is gone, and the school superintendent says an employee in the district is involved.

The fund was connected to the Clyde-Savannah Elementary School.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said a call came Friday that there was a parent-teacher fund that had been compromised.
 
District parents said the money was saved in an account at the Lyons National Bank in Clyde. When a school official went to make a withdrawal on Friday, there was nothing but 46 cents left in the account.

The sheriff says he did not want to say how much money was stolen because only a few people know -- including the suspect. "I would say it's a subtantial amount," he said. He said his investigators still have several people to talk to before they can make an arrest.
 
On Monday, parents got an email from the head of the elementary school Parent-Teacher Group called "PTG" for short. The email says PTG is working with police on a "matter that involves PTG."

On Tuesday, the Clyde-Savannah district superintendent stated that Friday he learned about a "district employee who is also a volunteer for the parent teacher group who allegedly stole money from the PTG account."

Parents said the money in the account was supposed to pay for the daddy-daughter dance scheduled for a week from this Friday.