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REPORT: Miamisburg school officials victims of criminal damaging

Published: Friday, December 28, 2018 @ 5:05 PM

This news organization has blurred what is left of apparent criminal damaging on the driveway of a Miamisburg schools staff member on Carrington Lane due to possible profane images.  STAFF PHOTO BY JAROD THRUSH
This news organization has blurred what is left of apparent criminal damaging on the driveway of a Miamisburg schools staff member on Carrington Lane due to possible profane images. STAFF PHOTO BY JAROD THRUSH

Miamisburg’s school board president and a teacher at Miamisburg Middle School are victims of what police have described as a criminal damaging, according to a Miamisburg police incident report. 

“It’s spray paint on the driveway,” school board President Chris Amsler told dispatchers when he reported the crime. “We think it’s a school-related issue with our releasing of a coach, so to speak.”

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The damage was reported the morning of Dec. 22 on Carrington Lane and is said to have happened on the night before between 10:45 and 10:55 p.m., the report read. 

“We are investigating a criminal damaging complaint, however, no one has been charged, the investigation is ongoing,” said Sgt. Jeff Muncy with the Miamisburg Police Department. 

In a section marked “other’s information,” the police report includes the name Stephen Channell, which is the same name of the former head coach from the Miamisburg Vikings football team who recently resigned from his position. The report includes no additional information about why Channell was listed on the report. 

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A message was left with Channell on Friday afternoon seeking comment. 

Amsler also describes himself and the other victim as coaches when he reported the crime, according to the call. 

The district’s superintendent, David Vail, said the school is aware of the investigation involving the district’s employees. 

“The spray-painting was done on two of our coaches’ driveways, from what I know,” Vail said in an email Friday. “We are cooperating with the police in their investigation.” 

The Miamisburg police report indicated that a neighbor provided surveillance video to investigators from a Nest security camera.