D.A. looks at blog accusations

Web journal says schools leaders guilty of malfeasance

Gwinnett County's district attorney has asked one of his investigators to gather information about allegations made through a Web journal accusing some Gwinnett public school administrators of malfeasance.

District Attorney Danny Porter said the investigator has talked with one person associated with the Web journal and plans to interview at least two more people about the claims. Porter declined to disclose the names of the people being interviewed.

"I don't want to say I'm conducting an investigation," Porter said. "I'm talking to some people to determine if there should be an investigation."

School district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said Friday the district hasn't received any inquiries from Porter's office.

The Web journal, also called a blog, started about a month ago. The site (www.gcps.blogspot.com) accuses Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks and other school district administrators of mismanaging the district and also questions their ethics.

"This blog was created for the purpose of displaying the facts about the leadership of Gwinnett County School District ... ," the site posts in its introduction. "It is time for the citizens of Gwinnett County to know the truth about their educational leaders and how their tax dollars are being wasted. It is time to clean out the sickness and corruption within GCPS."
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