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Frisco principal resigns after alleged medicine theft from nurse's office

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A Frisco elementary school principal has resigned and been charged with theft after reports of missing medicine at the school.

Frisco police issued citations to former Corbell Elementary School principal David Wehmeyer for the alleged thefts from the nurse's office.

"We do believe that Mr. Wehmeyer's resignation was in the best interest of all involved," Frisco ISD officials said in a letter to parents on Thursday.

Police were contacted by school personnel, according to Frisco ISD, when it became apparent medicine from students was missing from the nurse's office.

The school nurse began logging how much medicine was missing.

In one example, on Friday, Jan. 31, a student had 20 milliliters of medication.

When the nurse returned to school and measured it Monday morning, the police report says, "...there was only 8ml of medication left in the bottle, meaning 12ml was removed at some point."

Police say Wehmeyer was caught by surveillance cameras that weekend going in and out of the nurse's office, but the cameras do not show what he was doing inside.

But after he exits the nurse's office, he's seen again.

"He was walking and placed one of his hands toward his mouth," the police report says.

Police cited him with two class C misdemeanors -- meaning no arrest, no mug shot and no jail time. Police say the value of what was stolen under $50.

"The level of offense that they charged him with is the equivalent of a traffic ticket," said attorney Todd Shapiro, who's not involved in the case but read the police report.

"The evidence that the police have used to charge him, obviously they don't believe they have enough to charge him with something greater than the equivalent of a traffic ticket," said Shapiro. "That doesn't mean the charges can't be changed."

Shapiro says that based on the report, Wehymeyer is never seen committing the crime. But schools are drug free zones with stiffer penalties.

Parents FOX 4 talked to Thursday were caught off guard, even after the school sent out a second letter Thursday giving a few more details.

"I'm just a little surprised that I'm hearing it from the media and not straight from the horse's mouth," said parent Giulio Ferrari.

"The police have the ultimate discretion and authority in deciding what the charge is going to be, and if for whatever reason they decide to keep it as two class C citations I would imagine especially for the family and parents at that, school there's going to be some outrage," said Shapiro.

Wehmeyer had been at Corbell Elementary for eight years.

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