Chicopee school superintendent arrested
BILLERTOWN, MA – Federal authorities have arrested Chicopee Public School Supervisor Lynn Clark.
Clark, 51, was arrested Wednesday at her home on Oak Ridge Drive in Belchertown on the basis of a criminal complaint accusing her of making false statements, the US Attorney’s office said.
Chicopee Superintendent of Schools Arrested for False Statements
Lynn Clark, 51, of Pilchertown, has been charged with a criminal complaint for making false statements.
Clark will appear for the first time in federal court in Springfield later today.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office Rachel Rollins, in November 2021, after submitting their application for the position of chief of police, the candidate received several text messages from unknown numbers with “threats to disclose information that would damage the victim’s reputation.”
It is also alleged that messages were sent to the individual’s spouse. The unnamed victim withdrew her application, and this caused the city to delay the selection process.
According to federal court documents, Clark sent 99 text messages “who were inherently threatened with using an app to mask her phone number.”
Clarke allegedly denied sending the messages on several occasions and cast suspicion on other people.
She also allegedly suggested that the messages may have been sent by other city employees, the victim’s colleagues, and a member of the Clark family.
Clarke reportedly later admitted that she sent the messages.
Clark is expected to appear in court later today.