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April 4, 2014

Haverhill school nurse arrested for child endangerment, other charges

Nettle Middle School nurse to be arraigned within the hour

HAVERHILL — A special education nurse at Nettle Middle School has been fired after school officials discovered she faked her licensing credentials.

She was arrested today and scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Haverhill District Court on multiple charges.

Lisa Bilodeau, 38, 3 Erica Way, Haverhill, was fired March 25 following a police investigation. She was arrested this morning on four criminal charges — reckless endangerment of a child (five counts), identity fraud, forging a document and uttering a false instrument, Lt. Robert Pistone said.

Superintendent James Scully said Bilodeau began working as a substitute nurse at Moody School last summer and was hired at the start of this school year to work with severely disabled students at Nettle School. He said a preliminary review of her licensing credentials passed muster, but that a more detailed review later turned up discrepancies.

Scully said she used the name of another person who had a legitimate license.

"I am writing to inform you of a matter involving an employee who was employed as a nurse by the Haverhill Public Schools," Scully said in a letter sent to parents this week. "During a records review, and subsequent investigation, it was discovered that this individual was not properly licensed to perform the duties of the nursing position.

"We have done a thorough review of the medical records maintained by the district and determined that no medically inappropriate actions were taken by this individual during the time she was employed by us. Haverhill Public Schools has instituted corrective action to insure that a situation such as this does not occur again."



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