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Tom Horne: Ajo owes state $1.2 million

May 7, 2010
Craig Harris

He alleges funds used to teach Mexican kids

Arizona schools chief Tom Horne said Tuesday that his office is seeking $1.2 million from the Ajo Unified School District, allegedly for using state funds to educate 105 students from Mexico since 2007.

Horne said his office also is investigating whether Mexican students were attending Douglas High School and two Douglas charter schools: Omega Alpha Academy and the Center for Academic Success.

Horne’s announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of the toughest anti-illegal-immigration law in the country and an incident last week in which a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy reported being shot during an encounter with suspected drug smugglers from Mexico.

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