Parade Rifles Stolen From ROTC

There are no suspects in the theft of six parade rifles stolen from a local high school.  The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said the theft happened at Smithfield Selma High School.

Officials in the ROTC program were conducting an inventory last week and discovered six drill rifles (which are altered so they can no longer be fired) had been stolen.  The rifles were used by ROTC students to perform drills and exhibits.

School officials said the thefts occurred between January 2018 and February 2019.  The rifles were valued at $200 each.

The theft is under investigation.