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Lakota grad's lost class ring returned after 35 years

The ring, engraved with his graduation year, is back on Longworth's finger (Lakota School District) The ring, engraved with his graduation year, is back on Longworth's finger (Lakota School District)
Pete Longworth (Lakota School District / Twitter) Pete Longworth (Lakota School District / Twitter)
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Pete Longworth had only worn his class ring once when he lost it at a 1981 AC/DC concert at Riverfront Coliseum.

But now, after 35 years, the Lakota High School ring has mysteriously made its way back to Longworth’s finger.

Longworth said his girlfriend was wearing the ring on a chain around her neck at AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock” tour. She accidentally lost the ring while changing into a newly-purchased band t-shirt.

“While pulling that shirt up over her head, [the ring and the chain] went flying,” Longworth said.

Longworth had paid the highest price for the ring - $225 - and it included his birthstone and signature engraved on the inner band.

He recently noticed an unread Facebook message from 2014 from a woman said his class ring had been returned to the Lakota School District Office. Longworth contacted the school and, luckily, they had held on to the ring.

Longworth said there were two phone numbers with his ring when he picked it up from the school district. One number is no longer in service and he’s still trying to reach a person on the other number.

It’s still not clear who exactly found the ring and how it made its way back to the school. 

"It's a valuable ring and much more valuable to me and what it means to me," he said.

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