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Ex-teacher accused of switching child's prescription medicine

Posted October 22, 2014

Stacey Rademacher Kolmodin

— Cumberland County authorities arrested a former elementary teacher Tuesday night after she allegedly switched out medication prescribed to an 11-year-old child she had been babysitting.

Stacey Rademacher Kolmodin, 31, of the 5800 block of Rockfish Roads, Hope Mill was charged with one count each of misdemeanor child abuse, misdemeanor larceny, trafficking opiates and creating a counterfeit controlled substance.

Investigators said Kolmodin took Tylenol with codeine liquid out of a prescription bottle and replaced it with a liquid that was a similar color.

The child, who the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said suffers from numerous medical illnesses, had to go to a local hospital after having an allergic reaction to what authorities called "the counterfeit medication."

Kolmodin was a first-grade teacher at Glendale Acres Elementary School until April, when she was arrested on drug charges after a school official discovered her allegedly snorting a "powdery substance up her nose" at her desk, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators said she also has a history of illegal drug activity that includes "doctor-shopping" to get prescriptions for Percocet.

In addition to the latest charges, Kolmodin was previously charged with four counts of felony trafficking opiates and two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by prescription misrepresentation.

She was in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $31,000 secured bond Wednesday morning.


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  • babylaceycarpenter Oct 23, 2014

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    That is the problem. You don't see the need to be proper, or even correct. Close enough, is not good enough.

  • jimcricket15 Oct 23, 2014

    Given that public teachers are being crushed under the weight of the Federal, State and County politicians and the various education agencies, seems reasonable to be snorting a substance at your desk.

  • 678devilish Oct 23, 2014

    They do not have good judgement.

    We have great and wonderful teachers. Its the "certain ones" that think they can get away with their wrong, but they do get caught, like here.

  • 678devilish Oct 23, 2014

    Glad she was caught and arrested. Parents be extremely careful in who you hire to care for your children. Your children depend on you to make it safe for them. Here the parents failed.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Oct 23, 2014

    This is why we can't allow teachers to make more money than they already make. They do not have good judgement.

  • miseem Oct 23, 2014

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    Did you not understand the comment? This is not an essay being graded. It is a comment section limited to 1,000 spaces. And not always quick or easy to proof. I do have a problem with obvious spelling errors, there for their, Obum*er for Obama, etc., but when the comment leaves out a few pronouns or adverbs, I don't see a problem.

  • Mannin Black Oct 23, 2014
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    It is amazing at how this got spun into an issue about home school vs. traditional school. Even more amazing at how many on both sides think that their technique is best option for everyone. It is not. What works for one does not mean it works for all. Some children require the social interactions traditional schooling provides while others can not function well in that social setting. Yes, their are some bad apples in the public and private school sector while some who have tried home schooling failed miserably but this is not a reason to bash out at the entire system of both forms of education. Stop complaining about your tax money going to public school because if it wasn't for public schools, you will have a lot more people looking for the so called hand-out later on in life.

  • The_Analyst Oct 23, 2014

    Homeschooling may have served well for the 18th and 19th centuries, but a pragmatic review via a set of subject matter tests would likely illustrate the deficits in knowledge that even the most ardent home schooler will have. Homeschoolers see the opportunity to inculcate their offspring with their own brand of magical thinking; Those of us seriously concerned with education know that impressing naive children with belief systems of gods, ghosts, goblins, "bad luck", UFOs, or planets and life systems that magically form in 6 days, or even six thousand years, for that matter, other than from a historical perspective, is a recipe for propagating superstitious thinking and the tragedies likely to follow. Tomorrow's grownups need to understand the infallibility, not of the pope nor the Imam nor the Shaman, but of gravity, the greenhouse gas warming cycle, the acidification of the oceans, and the resource wars likely to result on a planet stuffed with 11 or 12 Billion people.

  • babylaceycarpenter Oct 23, 2014

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    Throughout all of your "proper" schooling, did you ever take an English or writing class?

  • hiddentreasurescruecds Oct 23, 2014

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    Do you mean "cite"?