Loaded gun, ammo stolen from school worker’s vehicle at Dayton school


A loaded gun and numerous rounds of ammunition and other items were stolen from a school worker’s unlocked vehicle at Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy Friday morning, a Dayton police report showed.

Officers responded around 11 a.m. to Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy on West Third Street.

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“My supervisor just witnessed somebody getting out of my car,” the worker said in a call to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. “I need to report my car just got broken into.”

Dayton Public Schools issued a statement Friday afternoon:

“ We can only confirm that a staff member reported to our security staff that there was a theft from an unlocked vehicle of cash and a laptop. We have no additional information.”

The worker told dispatchers his Army book bag with a laptop in it and $800 cash was taken from the vehicle.  A Dayton police report showed a gun loaded with .224 blue tip rounds and 50 rounds of ammo also were taken.

The district’s policy on weapons says: “Unless otherwise permitted by law, staff members are not permitted to bring a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance into a school safety zone."

The caller told dispatchers the thief walked off into a nearby neighborhood.

The thief was described as a juvenile male, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing khaki pants and a black and white Nike hooded jacket, according to emergency dispatch traffic.

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