Authorities investigate missing medications

by Dan Holland

An active police investigation is underway following March 11 report of prescription medications designated for students missing from a school clinic at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Elementary School, located at 2500 Oakes Rd.

According to Brecksville Police, two school nurses confirmed the missing medications while checking the prescription medication logs. Bryan Wycuff, assistant superintendent of the BBHCSD notified police in February of the occurrence.

It is not clear what types of medications are missing or the exact date on which the drugs disappeared; an incident report lists it as having occurred sometime between Nov. 27 and Feb. 13. Although no arrests have been made, a suspect has been identified by police, but the person’s name has not been released.

“The (BBHCSD) confirms that a matter concerning student medication was brought to the district leadership’s attention” school officials said in a statement released on March 11. “Immediately, the district launched an investigation and is currently working with our local public safety resources and partners to conduct a thorough review into this matter.”

Brecksville Police Chief Stan Korinek said detectives have spoken to parents of children who may have been affected by the disappearance of the medication.

A March 28 email from city prosecutor Lisa Sabol to Brecksville Magazine stated: “At this time, there is no additional information that the Brecksville Police Department can provide at this time due to our continuing active investigation into this matter.”

 No subsequent comments were made available by the school district. ∞