AG interviews of Dr. Bowers, Pardoe and Erb confirmed in WASD Legal Services Invoices

Photo: PA Attorney Josh Shapiro (top)
Dr. Timothy Bowers, WASD Superintendent (bottom left)
WAHS Head Principal Brandon Pardoe (middle left)
Wanda Erb, WASD Right to Know Law Officer (middle right)
WASD solicitor Fred Holland (bottom right)
The following is the result of a nearly 33-months long investigation

into the Williamsport Area High School Baseball Team trip
to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the spring of 2018.

This story is graphic and contains details related to multiple indecent sexual assaults.

The author and editor of this story have made the editorial decision to not publish the names of the individuals under the age of 18 at the time of the incident who have been clearly identified as committing these acts in this case since they have not been formally charged with a crime.

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball

IF NOTHING HAPPENED IN MYRTLE BEACH

WHY WON’T THE WASD TELL US THE STORY?

PART XXVIII –

“The Attorney General search warrant and the WASD interviews with the OAG.”

By Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com

News@TalkWilliamsport.com

The Williamspoort Area School District since the 2018 WAHS baseball team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has deployed a narrative of “it was no big deal” and “we did everything the right way after law enforcement informed us of what happened.”

The truth of the matter and the documented record contradict that narrative.

The following information is based on legal services invoices obtained from the WASD through the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law.

On August 7, 2020 WASD solicitor Fred Holland exchanged emails with special counsel attorney Jeff Litts of the law firm Kegel, Kelin, Litts & Lord of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Of note on that date is a “Telephone conference with (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE)”

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

On the very same date WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) sent an “email to T Bartley”, that email made no mention of the conversation with the PA Attorney General’s Office noted above.

The WASD was billed for 1.2 hours at a cost of $180.00.

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On September 3, 2020 WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) notes an “E-mail and Telephone conference with Tim Bowers” lasting 0.40 hours at a cost of $60.00.

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On September 24, 2020 Thomas A Burkhart, Associate (TAB) performed a;

“Review of OAG Search Warrant; Discussion with Attorney Holland.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: OAG is OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

The WASD was billed for 0.30 hours at a cost of $45.00

 

On the same date, WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) also performed;

“Review warrant; Conference with firm attorneys and Tim Bowers;

Telephone conference with (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE) from AG’s office.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

The WASD was billed for 0.70 hours at a cost of $105.00

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On September 25, 2020, WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) joined a;

“Telephone conference with B Pardoe, and (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE)”

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

The WASD was billed for 0.20 hours at a cost of $30.00

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Four days later, on September 29, 2020 WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) received an;

“E-mail from B Pardoe; and

Telephone conference with (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE)”

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

The WASD was billed for 0.50 hours at a cost of $75.00

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The next day, September 29, 2020 WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) “E-mail EDITOR’S NOTE: Name REDACTED by this author; Pick up documents.”

The WASD was billed for 0.70 hours at a cost of $105.00

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The Williamsport Area School District has not publicly acknowledged the ongoing investigation being conducted by the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

The Williamsport Area School District has also failed to publicly acknowledge the exclusive reporting of TalkWilliamsport.com on September 29, 2020 of the existence of any “OAG Search Warrant”.

Legal services invoices obtained by TalkWilliamsport.com through the PA Right-to-Know Law confirm not only the search warrant but the interviews conducted by the OAG.

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Nearly a week later on October 5, 2020 WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) had an additional

“E-mail and Telephone conference with (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE);

Wanda Erb.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

The WASD was billed for 0.30 hours at a cost of $45.00

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Three days later on October 8, 2020 WASD special counsel Jeffrey Litts (JDL) has a;

“Telephone conference with Wanda Erb and Dr. Bowers regarding Bartley right lo know appeal and hearing officer inquiry about mediation; subpoena from Attorney General’s Office and upcoming negotiations for teachers’ contract”. 

The WASD was billed for 0.75 hours at a cost of $221.25

 

The same day, October 8, 2020 WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH) undertook a

“Conference with (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE)”;

Email client; Deliver documents requested; Telephone conference with Tim (Bowers).”

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

The WASD was billed for 0.90 hours at a cost of $135.00

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The next day, October 9, 2020, WASD solicitor Fred Holland (FAH);

“E-mail Brandon Pardoe, (AGENT WITH PA ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE)””

EDITOR’S NOTE: AGENT Name REDACTED by this author.

The WASD was billed for 0.30 hours at a cost of $45.00

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It will be curious if the transcripts of these interviews are ever released if WAHS head principal Brandon Pardoe asked the OAG agents; “can I ask who you tried to speak with?”

On the same thought; did Wanda Erb provide an explanation of how she missed the “room assignments” email she claimed “no records exist” until it was produced earlier this week after being requested for nearly four years?

Is Dr. Timothy Bowers, WASD superintendent regretting signing off on the “punishment” recommendation for ALLEGED PERPETRATOR #1 by WAHS head principal Brandon Pardoe?

Finally, are WASD solicitor Fred Holland and his associates having any second thoughts about granting permission to allowing WAHS head principal Brandon Pardoe to conduct an “investigation” into the 2018 WAHS baseball team trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina?

Makes you wonder if any of the WASD school board members are regretting their failure to provide a second to the motion made by fellow board member Adam Welteroth to discuss having an “independent third party look into the WASD handling of the 2018 WAHS baseball team trip to Myrtle Beach”.

Is all of the legal invoice detail why WASD school board president Lori Baer chooses to approve WASD expense payments with “omnibus motions and votes”?

What if Lori Baer in her official capacity as the WASD school board president, along with fellow board members and the WASD administration used taxpayers dollars and the WASD Solicitor to attempt to silence this author?

What if the legal services invoices shed light on this idea?

“The Beginning of the End” – is forthcoming.

 

LINKS TO THE SERIES PUBLISHED BY Talk Williamsport

WAHS Principal Pardoe immediately responded to Ricky Stryker threat raised by Coach Ryan Miller

Marc Schefsky, WASD School Board member announces intention to resign

WASD School Board candidate petitions obtained, connections run deep

WASD School Board to discuss vacant board seat tonight

Lycoming County District Attorney office confirms receipt of Marc Schefsky non-WASD residency complaint

WASD school board removes 2023 Disney band trip from agenda

Residents circulate petition for immediate removal of Marc Schefsky from WASD school board

Nancy Somers resigns from WASD school board

BREAKING NEWS: Resignations to be announced at the WASD School Board meeting tonight

WASD solicitor Fred Holland wants $20,000 retainer and a raise for ’21-’22

UPDATE: WASD acknowledges existence of “room assignments” email, contradicts prior Wanda Erb affidavit

UPDATE: WASD has 48-hour deadline to respond to Right to Know Law requests

WASD School Board major changes are forthcoming

OP-ED: Another Embarrassing Display of Willful Ignorance by the WASD school board

OP-ED: Long past time for Dr. Bowers to resign as WASD Superintendent

BREAKING NEWS: Is the WASD finally acknowledging Myrtle Beach victims with new policy?

Marc Schefsky WASD school board resignation could be the least of his issues

BREAKING NEWS: Marc Schefsky resigning from school board after WASD residency questioned

Residency of WASD School Board member in question

BREAKING NEWS: WAHS student criminally charged by South Carolina authorities in 2018 baseball team incident

UPDATE: Major development in the 2018 WAHS baseball team “criminal sexual misconduct” case

WASD lack of response clock posted

WASD fails to acknowledge “victims” in Myrtle Beach incident; uses death of George Floyd as distraction

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XXV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XXIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XXIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XXII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XXI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVIII

BREAKING NEWS: PA AG Press Office confirms receipt of Criminal Sexual Misconduct referral from DA Gardner

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVII

BREAKING NEWS: PA AG Press Office confirms receipt of Criminal Sexual Misconduct referral from DA Gardner

UPDATE: Charges filed in Greater Latrobe Junior High hazing case cited in “A Baseball Story”

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XVI

EXCLUSIVE: AG Shapiro press office on referral: “If and when we receive it, it will be promptly reviewed”

BREAKING NEWS: District Attorney Gardner refers Myrtle Beach case to PA Attorney General – PART XV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART XI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART X

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IX

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VIII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VII

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART VI

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART V

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART IV

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART III

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART II

A Baseball Story In The Birthplace Of Little League Baseball – PART I

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