Ohio Elementary School Principal Charged in Drug Theft

A northwest Ohio elementary school principal has been charged with felony theft of prescription medications intended for his students.

Police say 43-year-old Timothy Wilhelm was arrested on suspicion of stealing drugs from the clinic at Fremont's Stamm Elementary School.

Fremont police Sgt. T.J. Woolf says medications have been stolen on three occasions since September, two of which appeared to be break-ins. He did not disclose which drugs were missing.

A judge released Wilhelm without bond Friday. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted.

Fremont schools Superintendent Traci McCaudy says Wilhelm is on administrative leave. He is in his second year as principal. Wilhelm did not return a message seeking comment Sunday.