Incoming Ohio superintendent charged with theft from former school district

A recently hired superintendent is facing charges of theft after police say he stole over $4,300 worth of electronics from an Ohio high school.

Gerald “Tony” DelBoccio, 43, was indicted on…

A recently hired superintendent is facing charges of theft after police say he stole over $4,300 worth of electronics from an Ohio high school.

Gerald “Tony” DelBoccio, 43, was indicted on Monday, after he allegedly stole televisions, iPads and other electronics from East Palestine High School, where he served as the principal.

According to reports from Fox 8, on June 7, officials with the East Palestine School District reported several electronic devices missing from the principal’s office.

Security footage from June 5 shows DelBoccio entering the school with a backpack and another black bag. 

He is later seen leaving with the black bag appearing full and holding what police described as two Apple MacBooks, according to 21 WFMJ. 

Following an investigation, police officers found 29 electronic items in the back of DelBoccio’s car, including video game controllers, laptops, tablets and TVs.  

The estimated value of the stolen items is $4,382. 

DelBoccio had already resigned as high school principal, effective July 31, to become superintendent of Leetonia Exempted Village School District, after he was passed over for the East Palestine Schools Superintendent position.  

On May 31, the Leetonia Board of Education approved his three-year contract, effective August 1. His starting pay was listed at $105,000, according to the Morning Journal.  

The Leetonia Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday to discuss DelBoccio’s future with the school district in light of the recent charges. 

DelBoccio is scheduled to appear in court next week.