A security guard at a Strongsville school suffered "a serious medical issue" April 11 and remains in the hospital, Superintendent John Krupinski said Saturday night.
The statement follows a news release sent out by the Strongsville Education Association Saturday morning that says the guard was displaying "suspicious behavior" and was "possibly intoxicated."
The SEA also posted a link to the YouTube video on its Facebook page.
"A video on Youtube shows a Huffmaster employee that is possibly intoxicated while on the job at Strongsville High School," the SEA release says.
The school district released this statement:
"It has come to the attention of the Strongsville City Schools that a video has appeared on YouTube depicting a Huffmaster security guard being helped into a car by Strongsville police, according to John Krupinski, school superintendent.
“The video intimates that the guard was in a compromising situation when in fact he was facing a serious medical issue and was being driven to a local hospital,” said Krupinski. “Our thoughts are with the guard and his family.”
According to Krupinski, Strongsville City Schools will keep the identity of the guard confidential. The guard remains hospitalized at this time."
The video shows a Strongsville police officer helping a security guard walk to a car. The guard is shown walking haltingly and stopping to rest.
Another Huffmaster employee then joins the officer to help the ailing guard into a car.
Huffmaster was hired by the school district to provide security and hiring services during the teachers' strike.
The SEA represents the striking teachers. The strike is entering its seventh week.
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