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Police: Burglar punches Buffalo school principal while trying to steal laptops

A Jamestown man has been accused of breaking into a Buffalo public school on Tuesday morning, trying to steal laptops and punching the principal who confronted him, according to a Buffalo police report.

John Bish, 51, was arrested at the school after police said he entered through a window on the north side of Bilingual Center 33 on Elk St. at about 11:22 a.m.

Bish is accused of attempting to take two laptops, damaging one of them when he dropped it and then punching principal Miguel Medina in the face, according to the police report.

Bish was charged with burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment, police said.

A spokeswoman for Buffalo Public Schools declined to comment on the matter.

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