Asbury Park teachers search for answers

ASBURY PARK - Teachers in Asbury Park want answers after their paychecks were stolen while inside their vice principal's car.

The vice principal took those paychecks and an estimated $1,000 in prom fundraising money home with him Friday night. A spokesperson tells News 12 New Jersey the vice principal didn't have access to a safe in the school and felt more comfortable taking it home. The vice principal's car was then stolen this weekend. The district spokesperson says they believe only three checks were taken. Those checks were canceled and new ones issued.

The district says it will offer any teacher affected one year of identity fraud protection if they want it to help ease fears of identity theft.

John Napolitani, president of the Asbury Park Education Association, says he would still like to see a full investigation into exactly how the administrator ended up with all of the money that didn't belong to him. The district spokesperson says the district is investigating. The spokesperson says it is against policy to take home school money, but it has to look into it further before deciding whether there will be disciplinary action.

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