June 24, 2018
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Prescription medication for students stolen from Kennebunk school nurse’s office

By Laura Dolce, York County Coast Star

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Prescription medication belonging to three students was stolen from a cabinet in the Kennebunk High School nurse’s office, police said Monday.

Lt. Tony Bean Burpee said the KHS nurse arrived at school Monday morning following the weeklong spring break to find the controlled substance cabinet in her office pried open.

“Taken were a total of nine pills of three different brands used to treat ADHD; some name brands and some generic,” Bean Burpee said. “The nine pills came from three different student prescription bottles and are kept at the school for the students to take while there during the day.“

Bean Burpee said the parents of the students affected were informed of the missing drugs.

Bean Burpee also said that while the cabinet was broken into, the doors to the nurse’s office were not, leading police to believe that the cabinet may have been broken into before break and gone unnoticed. Only those with a key can enter the office, he said.

KHS Principal Sue Cressey referred questions to the police department.

Bean Burpee said the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the KPD at (207) 985-6121 or through the anonymous tip line at (207) 985-2102, ext. 1622.

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