Fairborn man accused of trying to kidnap kindergartner from Xenia school indicted

A Fairborn man who reportedly attempted to kidnap a girl from a Xenia school while posing as a parent has been indicted.

Reid Duran, 35, is facing one count each of attempted kidnapping, felonious assault and escape, according to Greene County Common Pleas Court records.

Duran is accused of asking parents about their children during an open house at St. Brigid Catholic School last week. When school administrators confronted him, Duran claimed to be a parent of a 5-year-old girl, according to a Xenia Police Division report. He reportedly spoke to the girl in one of the classrooms. The girl’s real parents called 911.

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Credit: Greene County Jail

Credit: Greene County Jail

Duran was never alone with the girl and other people were in the classroom and the rest of the building, police said.

When officers arrived at the school, Duran told them he was trying to go to Kettering Health - Greene Memorial, but later admitted he went to the school to “talk to little kids,” according to the police report.

Duran then went to the police station to talk with officers. Surveillance video showed Duran try to stab an officer with a pen while he was waiting to be interviewed. The officer blocked the attempt and took him into custody. Neither were injured.

During the interview with police, Duran said he went to St. Brigid to kidnap one of the children, according to police.

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Police said Duran also claimed he planned to give a child candy laced with tranquilizers. However, he did not give candy to any children at the school and police have not verified yet if the candy he had on him had any drugs in it.

He later reportedly tried to escape from officers and had to be restrained.

Terry Adkins, principal of St. Brigid school, called student safety an issue of “paramount” importance, and said that no students or adults were harmed during the incident on Aug. 22.

“I am pleased with the decisive manner in which we handled this issue,” Adkins said. “We will continue to cooperate with the Xenia police as they conduct their investigation.”