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Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 2:14 PM
— A Huber Heights mother is upset after she said her daughter was pricked with a syringe found in a children’s toy in a Kettering thrift store.
Siearra Kern said she was shopping in the Valley Thrift Store on Woodman Drive in Kettering last week when her daughter picked up a puppet and was pricked with a syringe.
“I didn’t even know how to react to that situation,” Kern said. “I just knew immediately to get her to the hospital.”
Kern said she and her 7-year-old daughter will have to wait at least a month before blood test results are available. She also says doctors said her daughter will have to have intermittent check-ups for about a year.
Kern said her daughter was initially afraid because she thought she had did something wrong when she picked up the puppet. She said she tried to reassure her she had done nothing wrong.
“There should be no reason why she can’t pick up a stuffed animal at a thrift store and show me or her sisters and not be pricked by a needle,” Kern said. “That should never occur.”
Kettering police officer Matthew Barnes confirmed a needle and puppet were in police custody.
He said he hasn’t been involved with a situation like this, but acknowledged the incident is “serious” and “dangerous.” He also acknowledged there were questions the police department is looking into.
“Did they not check the product, or is this something happening once the product has been put out?” Barnes pondered. “Is this something happening by employees, people shopping in the store? There’s a lot of questions we don’t have the answers to at the moment.”
Barnes said police encourage parents to act like Kern did by seeking immediate medical attention.
“You don’t know if anything’s been in it and if so, what? All you know is that potentially you’ve injected an outside agent into your body,” Barnes said.
Judy Negrete, store manager at Valley Thrift Store, confirmed the incident and said the store is working with Kettering police regarding proper search techniques to find potential threats and to remain safe.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:53 AM
>> 5-Day Forecast
TODAY: Rain with the chance for a few thunderstorms will continue to move into the Miami Valley this morning. The commute will likely be wet so drivers should slow down and watch for pockets of heavy rain that could drop visibility. A very mild morning, but temperatures drop during the day behind the cold front to the upper 30s and low 40s by the end of the afternoon. Rounds of rain showers continue through the afternoon and evening hours, but won’t be as heavy. The roads will stay wet for the drive home and it could get cold enough at night for some freezing rain to develop.
THURSDAY: Temperatures, especially in the northern Miami Valey, should drop below 32 degrees. Scattered rain showers in the morning will mix with freezing rain in some spots, however, temperatures will quickly climb to above freezing, limiting any major impact. Road temperature may also stay warm enough to limit problems, but conditions could get slick briefly in some areas. The rest of the day will be dry in most cities as highs reach the upper 40s.
FRIDAY: Another wave of energy will bring widespread showers back to the Miami Valley. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 50s. Rain may fall heavy in some spots, keeping the flood threat elevated for low lying cities, creeks, and streams.
SATURDAY: We’ll see scattered showers at times, especially in the afternoon. A breezy day with highs in the upper 50s.
SUNDAY: Morning showers come to an end with it being windy and cooler at times as highs peak in the low 50s. These temperatures will drop quickly into the evening.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:03 AM
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Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:37 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 4:42 AM
Harrison Twp. — UPDATE @ 3:40 a.m: All lanes on southbound I-75 have reopened following a crash early Wednesday morning.
The driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, and is listed in stable condition.
UPDATE @ 3:03 a.m: After nearly two hours, the driver of a vehicle that went off the road on southbound I-75 has been extricated from the vehicle.
The interstate has been shut down for over an hour between Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road.
The extrication of the driver took hours because a guard rail went into the door of the vehicle.
Per initial reports, the individual will be transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital.
We will continue to monitor when the highway reopens.
UPDATE @ 2:09 a.m: One person is still trapped inside of their vehicle after it went off the road on southbound I-75 Wednesday morning, according to Ohio Highway State Patrol, Dayton Post.
Harrison Twp. emergency crews are working to extricate the driver from the vehicle in order to be transported to Miami Valley Hospital via Careflight. Though he is trapped, he appears in stable condition, according to officials.
The single-vehicle crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. and due to the entrapment, Careflight was requested to the scene, shutting the interstate down between Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road exits.
I-75 has been shut down for about 45 minutes and officials believe it should reopen in the next 30 minutes once Careflight lifts off the ground.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
UPDATE @ 1:50 a.m: Soutbound I-75 between the Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road exits is shut down after a crash occurred early Wednesday morning.
Careflight has been requested to a crash with reports of entrapment on southbound I-75 near the Needmore Road exit early Wednesday morning.
The incident was dispatched around 1:20 a.m., per initial reports.
The Needmore Road exit ramp is currently closed and with Careflight on their way to the scene, this will likely shut the highway down.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:16 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
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.