A Springfield Schools board member who is accused of buying a handgun for his 14-yr-old grandson and letting him use it without supervision has been charged with a legal.
Kenneth W. Musch, Sr., 72, of the 8900 blocks of West Bancroft Street in Springfield Township, is the VP of the faculty board. He is charged in Sylvania Municipal Court with improperly furnishing a firearm to a minor, a 5th-diploma criminal. He’s additionally charged with misdemeanor baby endangerment.
A file from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office lists Mr. Musch; his daughter, Maria Trease; son-in-law Tyler Trease; and two grandsons as residing inside the West Bancroft Street home. The report states Mr. Trease, 37, instructed deputies he arrived domestic June 6 to locate his 14-year-antique and 11-yr-antique sons capturing a semi-automated handgun within the outside without adult supervision.
He took a video of the kids doing so before recording the audio of the next name with Mr. Musch, in keeping with the file. Mr. Musch allegedly admitted to Mr. Trease he purchased the gun for the 14-12 month-old’s birthday and “[provided] it to him early so he ought to shoot it,” the file indicates.
It is illegal for everybody to offer a handgun to someone more youthful than 21 or any firearm to someone younger than 18 — except for lawful hunting, carrying, or instructional functions whilst below adult supervision.
Mr. Trease confronted his estranged spouse and mother of the children, Ms. Trease, 37, who became in an upstairs bedroom, and recorded their communique on video, the document indicates. Mr. Trease provided all films and audio recordings to the sheriff’s workplace as proof.
Mr. Musch regarded in court Monday and was launched on a recognizance bond. He turned into ordered to turn over a .22-quality rifle and a .22-caliber pistol to the sheriff’s workplace for safekeeping. He is to reappear for an initial examination hearing July eight.
Mr. Musch did not return a name from The Blade looking for remark, but protection attorney Thomas Goodwin stated: “the records we’ve is leading us to a distinctive end than what the prosecutor came to.”
“We trust the data are one-of-a-kind from what’s stated in the police record,” he stated. “We ought to let the judicial process retain.”
Ms. Trease is likewise charged with misdemeanor endangering youngsters and is represented by means of Mr. Goodwin in this situation in addition to in a pending divorce from Mr. Trease. She likewise seemed in the Sylvania court docket Monday, turned into released on a recognizance bond, and is scheduled to reappear July 8.
District Superintendent Matt Geha launched a short statement on the matter Wednesday.
“Ken Musch has served the network as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for over forty years,” he said. “Mr. Musch made the district aware of the expenses quickly after gaining knowledge of-of them himself. At this time, there is no change in his status as a member of the Springfield Board of Education and we wait for the final results of the judicial system.”