Bay District School Officials Reopen Investigation into Arnold Field Use

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BAY COUNTY-- Bay District School officials are reopening an investigation into the use of the Arnold High School baseball diamond after our report last week.

Officials from Bay District Schools confirmed this morning they are now receiving documents from the Arnold Booster Club that could alter the results of their internal investigation report released last week.

Earlier this month, the district opened an investigation into possible missing funds after complaints and concerns from Arnold High School Boosters.

A group called Grand Slam Sports has rented the baseball diamond each summer for the past six summers, but the money collected from that fundraiser was paid in cash to the coach with no documentation.

District policies require a "facility use" form for each fundraiser held to dictate where the funds will go.

Those forms were also missing.

Last week, district officials released a formal statement saying former Head Baseball Coach Mitch Kelley confirmed he had been accepting the money which is a violation of policy.

Once our story aired last week, the Booster Club released a statement saying the district's report was inaccurate and that the boosters would be providing additional information.

Now Superintendent Bill Husfelt will be reopening the investigation later this week after the school board received those documents.