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If the cash has balanced and there has not been any irregularity, this staff member is in a position where she must be very careful. If she is accusing you of theft, which is the implication, then that is clearly defamatory, and you should talk to her superior at the school and explain you are hurt and disappointed about the accusation.
You should also talk to your manager who I assume was aware of the money being secured, which would I assume be for security reasons. You should explain that there is nothing wrong but that this staff member has implied this was irregular. This will ensure that your act of caution is noted and they should back you up for being careful, I wonder if this staff member contemplated just leaving the cash around? That would not be sensible in my view. Does she say what should have been done instead?
Is the school staff member talking to someone else to criticise what you have done?
What she is saying is defamatory, and you may need to confront her and ask why she has said this. If you dont want to do so, perhaps a lawyers letter stating that if she is accusing you of theft, then she will need to face a case of defmation in court.