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Former school police officer sues Duquesne City district

| Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

A former school police officer claims in a federal lawsuit filed Sunday that Duquesne City School District and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit decided not to renew his contract because he refused to cover up the amount of crime occurring at the middle school.

Ronald W. Fialkovich of Leechburg said the district replaced him and the other police officers with private security guards because of disputes with the police department over arrests of students and where police vehicles could park. He is seeking reinstatement and compensatory and punitive damages.

Superintendent Paul Rach declined to comment. The district's solicitor couldn't be reached for comment.

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