Dayton Mass Shooter's Former School Does Not Have to Release His Records


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio Supreme Court says the school district that the Dayton mass shooter attended does not have to comply with public records requests for his records.

In a 6-1 ruling released Thursday, the court cited the Ohio Student Privacy Act, which requires written consent of the former adult student, and does not make an exception if the former student died without giving consent.

Multiple media outlets made the records request with the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District, where the shooter graduated in 2013.

The shooting in Dayton's Oregon District in August 2019 killed nine people, and injured 26 others. The gunman was shot and killed when confronted by police shortly after the incident.

Justice Sharon Kennedy dissented in the court's decision.