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Veep Not Welcome at Radnor High?
Joe Biden's scheduled appearance moved after complaints
BY Catherine Brown

Radnor High School won't be rolling out the welcome mat for Vice President Joe Biden as originally planned.

The Vice President had scheduled a campaign rally in support of  Democratic 7th District Congressional Candidate Bryan Lentz on Wednesday. 

The Radnor Township School District rethought using the school for the event.

The high school students would now miss out on a chance to see and hear Biden. He was to be the first sitting Vice President to visit Radnor High and student attendance was supposed to be optional.

"Pat Meehan should apologize to the schoolchildren of Delaware County," said George Badey,  Radnor Township Democratic Committee Chairman. Badey told NBCPhiladelphia's Steve Highsmith that he believes members of the majority Republican school board are behind attempts to cancel the event, at the request of Republican Congressional candidate Pat Meehan.

On Monday, Meehan's campaign called on Lentz to disclose who's paying for the trip. 

"Radnor High School is a public school, funded with taxpayer dollars, and Bryan Lentz should be required to reimburse taxpayers for all costs associated with this political trip," said Bryan Kendro, campaign manager for Pat Meehan.

Biden's visit requires extensive security and travel arrangements. The Meehan campaign said "voters deserve to know who is paying for this campaign junket."

The Lentz rally featuring Biden will be held at Radner Sulpizio Gym in Wayne, Pa. instead of the high school.