Booher said police received cooperation from people in the neighborhood initially and followed those leads.
“We vetted that information, interviewed people in the neighborhood and people who were potential suspects, and right now we’re at the point where we’re not getting anything new coming in,” Booher said.
Police said those potential suspects were cleared, no new tips came in after surveillance camera video was released, and police “need more pieces” with no clear trail to follow.
Since no one reported seeing the man running in the blocks around the school, Booher asked people to call police if they saw someone parking a car nearby, dropping a man off or picking him up, or even someone standing around.
Booher said police have no reason to put stock in early public theories such as a gang initiation or retaliation because of a family dispute.
Crimestoppers put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the attacker’s arrest, and Dayton Public Schools has $8,210 in a reward fund for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
People with information can call Crimestoppers at 222-STOP or call Dayton Police at 333-COPS.