Tuesday, April 03, 2007
It's The Real Thing
Pair Accused of Trying to Poison Teacher
Apr 2, 10:24 PM (ET)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two students were arrested on felony charges that they tried to poison their science teacher by pouring a fabric freshener into her soda, authorities said Monday.
The teacher, 51-year-old Jacqueline Hutchins, was not hurt, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. She noticed an odd taste when she sipped her Pepsi on Friday.
Other students told deputies the boy and girl, both 15, huddled around the teacher's soda and talked about putting the Febreeze fabric freshener in her soda, authorities said.
The boy and girl, both 15, were charged with poisoning, a first-degree felony, authorities said. They were taken to a juvenile detention center, and their status was not available Monday.