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Librarian charged with entering homes, saying she was looking for books

GRAFTON, N.D. -- A high school librarian in Grafton, N.D., has been charged with criminal trespass as part of an investigation into prescription drug thefts and unlawful entry into several residences, according to a statement by Grafton Police We...

GRAFTON, N.D. -- A high school librarian in Grafton, N.D., has been charged with criminal trespass as part of an investigation into prescription drug thefts and unlawful entry into several residences, according to a statement by Grafton Police Wednesday.

Kelly R. Kohler, 30, an employee of Grafton Public School, was charged with four counts of criminal trespass, a Class C felony. Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

She appeared in District Court in Walsh County Tuesday and was released on a $10,000 bond.

Kohler admitted to police Tuesday she'd been in two homes because she wanted to locate the book "American Sniper," according to the affidavit. She said the children who lived there had allegedly stolen the book, though police found no record of the children checking out the book.

No school officials were available to comment Wednesday.

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