The principal of the Southwest Livingston County R-1 School District in Ludlow was taken into custody by law enforcement while at school on Friday and charged with two counts of stealing.
The principal of the Southwest Livingston County R-1 School District in Ludlow was taken into custody by law enforcement while at school on Friday and charged with two counts of stealing. Principal Christopher Scott Calhoun, 44, Chillicothe, was arrested for two counts of alleged theft, as a result of an investigation into the reported theft of controlled substances, and was since charged in Livingston County Associate Circuit with two counts of Class D felony stealing. Bond was set at $10,000 cash. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox stated that his office was investigating the theft of Percocet and Adderall from a locked medicine cabinet at the school. The prescriptions, belonging to students, were being properly monitored by the school nurse and was promptly reported when some of the pills turned up missing. The school district is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation of this matter, the school stated in a post on its Facebook page. It also stated that Calhoun has been placed on leave. “We want to assure you that at no time was the safety and security of the district’s students at risk, and the allegations in this matter do not involve harm to any district students,” the message stated. The district released no further details to the public, due to the pending investigation. “Rest assured that the district will continue to monitor the situation and respond appropriately,” the Facebook post stated. “Our commitment is to providing your students a safe and caring learning environment.” Calhoun was taken into custody on Friday and incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending court appearance. Calhoun was hired as the district’s k-12 principal Aug. 1, 2017.