GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) - A former school nurse is accused of stealing ADHD medication from students while working at a Sumner County high school.

Virginia King

Virginia King

According to police affidavits, Virginia King was employed as a nurse at Station Camp High School. On Nov. 19, three students' medications for ADHD were found to be stolen from a locked medicine cabinet and the missing medication was reported by substitute nurse.

King was reportedly the last person found to have dispersed the medications to each student. King lied and reportedly swapped the missing medication with medication from other students. She also reportedly said that in one case of a student's missing Adderall that it was picked up by his mother. There was never any statement or plan for the student's mother to pick up the medication.

The investigation revealed that King is also prescribed Adderall herself and uncovered a third student who had ADHD medication stolen as well. King reportedly stole 82 doses from students.

The Sumner County Schools system issued a statement:

"During a routine medication administration process, it was discovered that several students were missing daily medication. We immediately notified law enforcement per our protocols and assisted in their investigation. 

We believe this is an example of our procedures working, but in an abundance of caution we have added additional clinic audits as an extra safeguard to ensure we are identifying any potential issue as soon as possible. Our students depend on the care our nurses provide each and every day and we take that responsibly very seriously."

King was cited for theft under $1,000 in the case. She is no longer employed with the school district. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<

Copyright 2019 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

WSMV Digital Content Producer

Joey is an award-winning Digital Content Producer who joined WSMV in September 2018.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.