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.


Lsquared said...

So, should I be:
a. appalled that the kids want to poison their teacher (do they really)?
b. appalled that they don't know if fabric freshener would be a deadly poison or not (I don't know, do you?)?
c. appalled that they would put it in someone's drink without knowing how harmful it would be? (my son's friend was fascinated by the affects of tasting diffenbachia--I hope he has ceased now that he knows it can be fatal)
d. appalled that they consider it just a prank (do they)?
e. appalled that the Sherrif is called over a prank (if that's the case)?
f. all of the above?

Myrtle Hocklemeier said...

Yeah, what lsquared said.

I wonder how often students are arrested at that school.

I wonder if how the the students in the science class behaved the day after their classmates were arrested.

Pissed Off said...

The idea that students would even try to hurt a teacher, or anyone else is apalling!