Wednesday, February 13, 2013
That idea was among a number that are on the table as school district officials discuss how to beef up security at district buildings. A consulting firm may be engaged to look at the district's overall planning.
The Ladue School Board continued its dialogue on school safety at the regular monthly district workshop meeting, and among the ideas discussed was putting police sub-stations in schools. Rich Wooten, Ladue’s chief of police, was among those at the workshop meeting; he said the idea of sub-stations might work. The Ladue district is also considering hiring a security consulting firm. Fees would range anyway from $12,000 to $15,000 for one year of service. On Jan. 31, Jason Buckner of the district and five other district employees attended a county school safety meeting for law enforcement. Buckner reviewed the highlights of the meeting with the school board members. These were some of the highlights of the discussion: The Ladue district is …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ladue police are continuing the investigation into bullying of Ladue Middle School students by someone using an Instagram photo-sharing account.
In an update to members of the Ladue School Board this week, acting superintendant Judy Sclair said the photo-sharing service Instagram had agreed to turn over account information to the Ladue police as part of an investigation into online bullying of students at Ladue Middle School. The case involves a series of photos of children with derogatory comments circulating on the social media site. Sclair, the superintendent for human resources who is the acting superintendant, indicated in the update that the investigation might lead to a grand jury review, but that any resolution could take at least a month as investigators sift through the information. "We want to investigate to find out who the culprit is," she told board members this week …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Police said a pharmacy technician spotted clues the prescription was a fake.
A woman faces a criminal charge for altering a Percocet prescription and presenting it to Ladue Pharmacy. Stephanie Hepler, 36, of the first block of Country Squire Lane in unincorporated St. Louis County north of Creve Coeur, was charged Wednesday with fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance. Ladue Police said Hepler forged a prescription for Percocet and took it to Ladue Pharmacy at 9832 Clayton Road Oct. 6. The pharmacy technician saw several clues the prescription was fraudulent, police said. Hepler was arrested inside the store at about 4:45 p.m. Oct. 6. Bail was set at $7,500 for Hepler. For more crime information on Creve Coeur Patch, see the following articles:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A vague threat invoking the picture of the man behind the Newtown, CT school shootings prompted Ladue School district officials to take extra security precautions last week.
A spokeswoman for the Ladue School district said administrators there continue to speak to students in the wake of a pair of Instagram accounts which gave officials and police authorities headaches last week, but "have not turned up any substantial information" about who was behind them Susan Dielmann told Patch Tuesday. Last week, an account called "Ladue's Ugliest" circulated around Ladue Middle School, containing photos of students and crude comments, many of which were countered by students themselves who spoke out on the social media platform to fight back. Then, on Wednesday, another account emerged, with a profile photo of the shooter in last month's deadly school shooting in Newtown, CT. The account said people who had complained …