Narragansett High nurse on leave after heroin charge

 By Alana Cerrone

The Narragansett High School nurse is on administrative leave after Charlestown Police say they found her in possession of heroin.

Police and EMS responded to a medical emergency call back on March 13 where they found Lynn A. Magnusen, of Charlestown, in her car in a parking lot. Officers say she refused medical attention at first, and after investigating, say they found heroin on her.

She was charged with heroin possession and later released on personal recognizance. She's due back in court next month.

Superintendent of Schools Katherine Sipala said Magnusen was placed on administrative leave on March 17 and a substitute nurse was hired for the rest of the school year.

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