New charges against Shakopee school superintendent

He left the school district last year

June 25, 2018 - 11:36 am

The former Shakopee school superintendent turned himself in to Scott County on Monday after facing four new criminal charges of unauthorized computer access. 

Rod Thompson resigned from the district last year after being accused of using a school credit card for personal expenses.

He was charged with 21 felonies including theft by swindle, embezzlement of public funds and receiving stolen property. 

He also received a $50,000 severance package from the district on his way out the door. 

The new charges stem from unauthorized access and alteration of a school district Google Drive account after he was fired.

He allegedly accessed information via an unauthorized account that he set up in July of 2012.