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U.S. Rep. Mike Turner answers questions about Wright-Patterson active shooter scare



Josh Sweigart

Josh Sweigart is an investigative reporter at the Dayton Daily News.  His stories have focused on government waste, fraud, abuse and accountability in southwest Ohio, as well as the statehouse and U.S. Capitol. Sweigart has won several awards for investigative reporting, including an Emmy Award and numerous awards from the Associated Press Society of Ohio and Society of Professional Journalists.   He has worked for Cox Media Group since 2007, and in addition to writing for the Dayton Daily News has covered Clark County government for the Springfield News-Sun and Butler County government for the Hamilton JournalNews and Middletown Journal. Sweigart is a graduate of Wright State University and Wayne High School in Huber Heights.  Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshSweigart Follow the Dayton Daily News investigative team on Twitter: @DDNInvestigates on Twitter Follow the Dayton Daily News investigative team on Facebook: @DDNInvestigates

Latest from Josh Sweigart

 6 factors that contribute to the black achievement gap at Dayton schools
 Black students in Dayton Public Schools – especially black boys – lag behind other students in kindergarten readiness, reading and math. Only 26 percent of black third-grade boys are found by state tests to be reading proficiently at grade level, for example.  The academic achievement gap between black and white students...

Posted: 8 days ago

Black students in Dayton Public Schools – especially black boys – lag behind other students in kindergarten readiness, reading and math. Only 26 percent of black third-grade boys are found by state tests to be reading proficiently at grade level, for example.  The academic achievement gap between black and white students...
Congressman Turner calls for investigation of Wright-Patt active shooter response
 A Dayton congressman called the use of a firearm to breach a door during an active shooter scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday “highly unusual and highly questionable.” U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said the use of a firearm by base security officials would “absolutely” be part of what officials...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Dayton congressman called the use of a firearm to breach a door during an active shooter scare at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday “highly unusual and highly questionable.” U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said the use of a firearm by base security officials would “absolutely” be part of what officials...
Wright-Patt: 911 call prompting active shooter response not released; later calls detail chaos 
 The initial 911 call that prompted a large response to a reported active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will not be released until the investigation into the incident is complete, base officials said. Marie Vanover, director of public affairs for the base, said the base will not comment on what is said during the call or whether...

Posted: 11 days ago

The initial 911 call that prompted a large response to a reported active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will not be released until the investigation into the incident is complete, base officials said. Marie Vanover, director of public affairs for the base, said the base will not comment on what is said during the call or whether...
Wright-Patt: No active shooter found; what we know
 Reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s medical center on Thursday were determined to be a false alarm but not until after three hours passed during which local, state and federal law enforcement responded and loved ones waited anxiously outside closed base gates. Someone from inside Wright-Patterson Medical...

Posted: 12 days ago

Reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s medical center on Thursday were determined to be a false alarm but not until after three hours passed during which local, state and federal law enforcement responded and loved ones waited anxiously outside closed base gates. Someone from inside Wright-Patterson Medical...
Wright-Patt drill gone awry drew ‘upwards of 100’ area law enforcement
 The practice drill that went awry after a 911 call caused a widespread lockdown involving the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center wasn’t the first emergency mix up Matt Sturgeon has responded to – but it was definitely the largest in scale. The Riverside Police Department major said “probably upwards of 100&rdquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

The practice drill that went awry after a 911 call caused a widespread lockdown involving the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center wasn’t the first emergency mix up Matt Sturgeon has responded to – but it was definitely the largest in scale. The Riverside Police Department major said “probably upwards of 100&rdquo...
Officials: No ‘real world’ active shooter incident at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
 Base officials confirmed to us that shortly before 12:40 p.m. Thursday, a person inside the base medical center called 911 to report an active shooter.  The base operations center, the base’s version of a dispatch center, sent emergency first responders to the medical center based on the threat information received, said Col. Tom...

Posted: 12 days ago

Base officials confirmed to us that shortly before 12:40 p.m. Thursday, a person inside the base medical center called 911 to report an active shooter.  The base operations center, the base’s version of a dispatch center, sent emergency first responders to the medical center based on the threat information received, said Col. Tom...
Here’s how to donate your old music instruments to Dayton students
 The deadline is July 31 for people to donate musical instruments of all conditions for use by Dayton Public Schools students. Instruments can be dropped off at any Grismer Tire and Auto location. Those locations can be found at www.discoverclassical.org. THE PATH FORWARD: The region must rally to fix the Dayton Public Schools “If your...

Posted: 15 days ago

The deadline is July 31 for people to donate musical instruments of all conditions for use by Dayton Public Schools students. Instruments can be dropped off at any Grismer Tire and Auto location. Those locations can be found at www.discoverclassical.org. THE PATH FORWARD: The region must rally to fix the Dayton Public Schools “If your...
Listen to the Path Forward: Dayton Schools podcast
 You can hear the frustration in the voices of parents, determination in the tone of community leaders and maybe even a tinge of hope in conversations Dayton Daily News reporter Josh Sweigart had throughout the community assessing the challenges facing Dayton Public Schools and whether anything can be done to overcome them. Listen in with...

Posted: 20 days ago

You can hear the frustration in the voices of parents, determination in the tone of community leaders and maybe even a tinge of hope in conversations Dayton Daily News reporter Josh Sweigart had throughout the community assessing the challenges facing Dayton Public Schools and whether anything can be done to overcome them. Listen in with...
What you had to say about the Path Forward for Dayton Public Schools
 When the Dayton Daily News wrote that the community must find a way to work together to help improve the perception and performance of Dayton Public Schools, you responded. And we are listening. Stories that ran this week  exploring the challenges facing Dayton Public Schools – and how the community can work together to address them...

Posted: 26 days ago

When the Dayton Daily News wrote that the community must find a way to work together to help improve the perception and performance of Dayton Public Schools, you responded. And we are listening. Stories that ran this week exploring the challenges facing Dayton Public Schools – and how the community can work together to address them...
MAP: How do charter, private schools compare to Dayton Public Schools?
 Of the 70 school buildings in Dayton that receive public money to educate the city’s children, only 27 are actually Dayton Public Schools. The rest are publicly funded charter schools or private schools for which kids can get vouchers from the state to help cover tuition. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the students DPS is eligible to...

Posted: 27 days ago

Of the 70 school buildings in Dayton that receive public money to educate the city’s children, only 27 are actually Dayton Public Schools. The rest are publicly funded charter schools or private schools for which kids can get vouchers from the state to help cover tuition. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the students DPS is eligible to...
Dayton Public Schools approves $475K improvement program for 5 schools

Posted: 27 days ago

The Dayton Public Schools Board of Education this week approved spending $475,000 for the Partnership for Leaders in Education, a program based at the University of Virginia, to develop and implement improvement plans at five DPS schools over the next three years. The selected schools are are Fairview Elementary, Louise Troy Elementary, Edwin...