SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A Sioux City high school band director has been charged with theft involving more than $50,000 in musical instruments and other equipment apparently stolen from the school district.
Police charged 39-year-old North High teacher Kevin Massey with first-degree theft this week. His bail was set at $10,000, and he was later released from jail.
North High school resources officer Rick Kinnaman said officials became aware of the matter after another teacher who was shopping for musical instruments online noticed items that looked familiar.
Kinnaman said more than 60 items have been stolen dating back to 2004. They typically were traded in at pawnshops.
Massey, of Sergeant Bluff, is on leave from his job. He couldn't immediately be reached to comment. — AP
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