Sioux City Band Director Charged With Stealing Instruments

Trumpets during band practice. (Liz Martin/SourceMedia Group News)

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By Richard Pratt

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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.

The Sioux City Journal reports police charged 39-year-old North High teacher Kevin Massey with first-degree theft on Wednesday. His bail was set at $10,000, and he was later released from the Woodbury County jail.

North High school resources officer Rick Kinnaman says officials became aware of the matter after another teacher who was shopping for musical instruments online noticed items that looked familiar.

Kinnaman says more than 60 items have been stolen dating back to 2004. They typically were traded in at pawn shops.

Massey, of Sergeant Bluff, is on leave from his job. He couldn't immediately be reached to comment.

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