CLYMER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Officials now say suspected gunman Anthony Taglianetti came looking for Keith Reed at Clymer Schools, where Reed was superintendent.
Before Reed was murdered just 100 yards from his Chautauqua County, his suspected killer was looking for him at Reed's job. Were students ever in danger?
Ed Bailey, who was named acting superintendent after Reed's death, responded, "I think Mr. Taglianetti had one person that he was here to put in danger. He came to one door, was not able to get in and went to another door and got the attention of a secretary who escorted him to the front desk."
But Bailey says Taglianetti was never asked to sign in, since he was only asking for a substitute teacher application. We've now learned that was used as a ruse to gain access to Reed, who was not in the building at the time.
Surveillance cameras both inside and outside the Clymer Central School District caught Taglianetti walking through the hallway and trying to get into the building. That video was turned over to the Chautaqua County Sheriff, who's using it as evidence.
Investigators found a gun in Taglianetti's car when he was arrested, Friday. It's unclear if Taglianetti was armed when he went to confront Reed, at school. Bullets from the weapon found are being compared to the ones located at the crime scene.
"This is a very rural, tight-knit community," Bailey said. "Stuff like this just doesn't happen here. And we've found out it could happen anywhere."
Effective immediately, administrators will be beefing up security around the school. No matter what the purpose, guests will be forced to sign in from now on. And those guests will funnel through one door during the day.
Meanwhile, Taglianetti will stay in Virginia for now, after he refused to waive an extradition hearing Monday, essentially jamming up the legal process for what could be a month or more.
Sheriff Joseph Gerace says he expected Taglianetti to fight extradition, saying he was not cooperative with investigators when he was arrested. He refused to answer their questions and shed any light on what had happened.
On Sunday, the accused killer's wife, Mary Taglianetti, spoke out for the first time. She says she isn't surprised her husband was arrested, saying, "I can tell you he was a very controlling man and I'm glad he is where he is right now."
Officials say Reed and Mary had a connection. News 4 learned the two met a few years ago while she and Taglianetti were separated. Authorities say Mary and Reed had an affair and exchanged numerous emails, text messages and phone calls. The Taglianettis recently reconciled and Anthony discovered the messages. Police believe that's when Anthony drove from Virginia to Clymer to confront Reed.
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