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Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 10:52 AM
UPDATE @ 2:23 P.M.
Franklin City Schools and the Franklin Police Department held a joint press conference to discuss the sexual misconduct allegations of a former Franklin City Schools employee.
Franklin Police report the former employee was put on administrative leave but later resigned.
The employee’s name will not be released until charges are filed according to police. Franklin’s Police Chief Russ Whitman reports this will be a long term investigation and he does not expect any updates this week.
A Franklin City Schools employee has resigned after a criminal investigation was opened into allegations of sexual misconduct between the employee and a 15-year-old student.
Administrators within the school district conducted an internal investigation into rumors of sexual misconduct between the employee and the student, according to a release from the Franklin Police Department.
The employee was placed on administrative leave during the internal investigation and has since resigned from their position within the school district, police said.
Police were requested Monday to begin the criminal investigation into the allegations, according to the release.
Criminal charges have not yet been filed, police said. The name of the former employee is being withheld because charges have not been filed.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:16 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 8:44 p.m.:
The gun found in an 8-year-old’s book bag at Simon Kenton Elementary School was discovered at the end of the day before dismissal, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill.
“As a parent and as a resident, you wonder if it’s safe to send your children to school and if they will return safely,” Nina Wiley of Springfield said to News Center 7’s James Buechele about the incident Tuesday.
UPDATE @ 7:36 p.m.:
The 8-year-old student who brought a gun to school in his book bag will face discipline in accordance with Springfield City School Districts student code of conduct, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill.
Hill said he was proud of the staff at Simon Kenton for their quick response in ensuring the safety of the students.
A student at Simon Kenton Elementary School brought a gun to school in his book bag on Tuesday according to Springfield Police.
The 8-year-old told police that he thought another student was going to hurt him and that is why he had a gun. The gun was found unloaded by a teacher who was putting homework in the suspect’s backpack.
Police responded to Simon Kenton Elementary School at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested the student in question. According to police the suspect will be charged with Illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:04 PM
DAYTON — A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of arrests of anyone involved in the shooting death of a woman shot in front of two children on Friday.
Keyona Murray, 22, died at Miami Valley Hospital after being transported from a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue in Dayton, where she was shot in the head, according to police.
Murray was sitting in the bedroom with her 2-year-old child, 2-year-old nephew and another adult when someone fired numerous gunshots into the house.
Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering the reward and said anyone providing tips can remain anonymous.
“We also know that in all likelihood, someone in the community knows who committed this heinous crime, so Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or arrests of anyone involved,” the organization said in a prepared statement. “Keyona succumbed to her injuries later that night, leaving many to mourn her loss after this senseless act of violence.”
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:19 PM
BEAVERCREEK — A Beavercreek High School student was arrested after reportedly making posts on social media about gun violence and the school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
The student was placed in Greene County Juvenile Detention February 17, Beavercreek Police Department said.
The student was also linked to an animated video depicting a shooting with a caption that stated, “Don’t go to school tomorrow,” police said.
The reports regarding the posts came into police February 15, with the animated video report coming in on February 16.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:37 PM
This evening: Clouds will be on the increase with gusty winds. Temperatures will stay in the 70s.
Tonight: Rain will develop, mainly after midnight. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.
Wednesday: Rain likely. A rumble of thunder possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.
Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.
Friday: Rain returns. The rain may be heavy at times. It will be milder with highs in the upper 50s. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues.
Saturday: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.
Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.