A woman has resigned from employment at Bryant Schools, and has turned herself in to authorities on charges of Forgery and Criminal Attempt to Obtain Drugs, according to the Bryant Police Department (BPD). On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, officers acted on a report from an employee at the Hornet Health Center in the Bryant School District. BPD states that this employee told them that Medic Pharmacy in Bryant contacted them stating someone from the Hornet Health Center had called Monday, May 21 for an unusual prescription drug for a school request. It was Stadol, a Schedule IV narcotic.
After investigation, it was discovered that Susan Kennedy, a school employee who also works in the Hornet Health Center, came into the pharmacy that same day to pick up the prescription. She brought a Bryant School Student Enrollment Form that had all of the student’s Medicaid information. The form also included a separate page signed by the parent of the student that gave permission to the Hornet Health Center to pick up the student’s prescription medications. The Pharmacist contacted that student’s doctor who said he has never given prescription Stadol to that student. The Pharmacist then refused to fill the prescription.
The report was turned over to the Bryant Criminal Investigation Division. During the investigation, Kennedy admitted to calling in the prescription and attempting to pick it up. She also admitted to forging the parent’s signature on the form. That parent has been in contact with the Bryant Detective working the case.
A warrant was issued for Kennedy for:
- Forgery in the Second Degree (Class C Felony), and
- Criminal Attempt to Obtain Drugs by Fraud (Class A Misdemeanor)
Kennedy resigned from Bryant Schools on May 25th and turned herself in to the Saline County Jail on May 30th.