The investigation began in late November after the student came home without his instrument, and the child’s mother called the school’s principal to report it stolen, the news station reported.
School administrators reviewed surveillance video that allegedly showed Jones taking the violin and walking through the school with the case before leaving with it, the report said. The video hasn’t been released publicly.
Jones has been charged with a count of misdemeanor theft, according to jail records. He was released on bond the next day. Jones did not respond to the news station’s request for comment.
The student’s mother spoke to Channel 2 and said the violin has been recovered by police.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the suspect as a teacher.
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