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APNewsBreak: Iowa aide dismissed after notification of opioids scheme

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A secretary at the Iowa school for juvenile delinquents has been fired after using her work to purchase pain pills from a former student who says she demanded payment to keep quiet about the transaction.

Disciplinary and the unemployment records show that Kelly Reed lost her 19-year job at the State Training School for Boys in Eldora in March after the reporting of the alleged extortion scheme of the institution and the police.

She claims the former student threatened that, if he is not paid monthly, he would tell the school and the journalists of the illegal purchase she made last year, when she was desperate to relieve back pain.

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the county attorney are now investigating the purchase of pills, which is school land, and the alleged threats and payments that thereafter came.

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