Mom worried son was given wrong meds at Pinemount Elementary

LAKE CITY, Fla. -- More parents are speaking out about their concerns after a school nurse at Pinemount Elementary was arrested for allegedly stealing medication.

Heather Bonanno says after a year of great progress on his ADHD medication, her 5-year-old son's behavior has changed.

"I noticed he went from being behavioral, listening, wanting to read, wanting to do his work, to aggressive, violent," said Bonanno.

As a concerned parent, Bonanno started questioning her child about what kind of pill he was being given at school. She says he takes one dose of his medication in the morning and the school nurse was responsible for administering a second pill in the afternoon.

"I said okay what color is it? I always ask him, every day he said usually tan, which is the color of his Concerta, he tells me white," said Bonanno.

Then she find out on the news that 24-year-old Marilee Boozer, the school nurse at Pinemount Elementary was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into the theft of prescription medication at the nurse's station.

"It's frustrating when you have to go to work, you leave your child with this person that you think is going to do the right thing by them, protect them, and they violate that trust," added Bonanno.

Bonanno says she's waiting on test results to find out which medication her child was taking. Boozer resigned from her position following her arrest.

Her son is back on his regular medication. She is trying to obtain records and logs of what medication was being administered to her son.

Now, Bonanno says she wants answers from the school.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment