Florida Elementary Nurse Steals Pills
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A Florida elementary school nurse was arrested after authorities say she stole a student’s prescription meds from the school’s nurse’s station.
Marilee Boozer, 24, was arrested on a charge of theft and possession of a controlled substance, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said. Boozer was booked into the Columbia County jail on $5,000 bond, and it was unknown whether she has an attorney.
The sheriff’s office began an investigation on Friday after the medication was taken from the Pinemount Elementary School in Lake City.
Superintendent Terry Huddleston said, “We actually are in the midst of that investigation, talked to our supervising nurse who has been pouring over student records and so forth, shes spent two or three days and we’re trying to and get to the bottom of that and move forward also.”
Teresa Elwell claims her grandson has been receiving a different medication other than his prescribed Ritalin for the last three months. Elwell said Boozer called her saying she accidentally spilled the Ritalin down the sink, so the bottle was empty.
Elwell also claims her grandson was receiving yellow pills from Boozer, and his Ritalin pills are blue. She is concerned her grandson may suffer side effects from whatever was in the yellow pills.
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