College staffer took drugs from college students, Florida cops say

A middle school health technician faces multiple charges of child neglect after investigators learned narcotics intended for students has been replaced with aspirin, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

A center college well being technician faces a number of expenses of kid neglect after investigators realized narcotics meant for college students has been changed with aspirin, based on the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace.

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A center college well being technician is dealing with a number of counts of kid neglect after detectives realized prescription remedy meant for college students had been changed with different remedy, based on the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace.

At the very least one scholar ended up within the emergency room after not receiving a required dose of Adderall, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in a Dec. 2 information launch.

It occurred over a interval of two months and concerned a number of college students at Destin Center College, about 45 miles east of Pensacola, officers mentioned.

“In late September, a toddler who visits (the suspect) every day for remedy administration began noticing a distinction within the coloration and imprint of her drugs and talked about it to her mom. Her mom in flip says she had noticed distinct variations in her little one’s habits,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

“After it was reported, the … college useful resource officer and faculty staff pressured entry into the (drugs) cupboard and performed an audit October 4. The audit revealed at the least 110 lacking amphetamine/dexmethylphenidate drugs from at the least 5 college students. One bottle contained an Aleve tablet and one other had seven drugs later recognized as aspirin.”

Investigators realized mother and father of two different college students additionally seen “resurfacing behavioral points” throughout the identical interval. An audit confirmed the remedy for a type of two college students had been changed with aspirin, officers mentioned.

“The mom of a 3rd sufferer says she dropped off a bottle of Adderall for her daughter Sept. twenty ninth however needed to take her to the emergency room Oct. 4th resulting from her erratic, uncommon habits,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

The suspect, a 27-year-old Niceville girl, started working on the college in July, and had the one key to the drugs cupboard, officers mentioned.

She didn’t have a proof for the way the medicines “have been lacking or had been switched out,” officers mentioned.

She was charged “with three counts of grand theft of a managed substance, 5 counts of kid neglect, and one rely of failure to take care of narcotics information,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

This story was initially revealed December 5, 2022 7:52 AM.

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Mark Value has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, masking beats together with faculties, crime, immigration, LGBTQ points, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the College of Memphis with majors in journalism and artwork historical past, and a minor in geology.