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Former HACC official sues school

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Andrew Carr
The Sentinel

The former director of public safety for Harrisburg Area Community College is suing the school in federal court under the state's whistleblower law.

Todd A. Crawley, of Shippensburg, filed a lawsuit Monday against the college, president John J. Sygielski and interim human resources officer Dennis P. Heinle, after he said he experienced retaliation and discrimination for accurately reporting the lack of a federal-mandated drug and alcohol program and for not filing what the lawsuit claims is a "false report."

The suit claims that when Crawley was hired in 2006, he realized the college did not have the required program, though the college had been collecting funds since 1991 through the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

Crawley helped create the program in 2009, but when he was asked for documentation in December 2012 for information before that year, he told government officials the program did not exist prior to that year.

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