Calif. teacher accused of stealing kids' meds

By: CBS
By: CBS

Clarksburg, CA (CBS) - A Northern California teacher is accused of stealing medication from her students, reports CBS Sacramento.

Sheri Haselhuhn, a veteran teacher of 14 years who works at Delta Elementary Charter in Clarksburg, was arrested after school officials reportedly noticed prescription items missing from the student "medication room." Surveillance video led them to Haselhuhn, according to the station.

"If they're stealing my kids' medication that would be wrong because that's for my kids, it's not for her," parent Carlos Alvarez told the station.

Linda McCapes' son was taught for years by the 40-year-old teacher.

"She taught my son how to read," McCapes said. "She was nice."

Clarksburg is about 15 miles south of Sacramento. CBS Sacramento went to the teacher's home to get answers, but no one answered the door.

Yolo County detectives would only say their investigation is ongoing

"I think the most important message to our families is that the safety of our children is No. 1 priority, and we want all our families to know that's why we notified law enforcement and took immediate action," said principal Steve Lewis.
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