Newport News, Va. – Two 13-year-old boys are facing felony charges after police say they spiked their teacher’s drink with hand sanitizer at a Newport News middle school, WTKR reports.
The school’s resource officer first received information about the alleged poisonings back in January and began an initial investigation. The officer then contacted the Newport News Police Department’s Special Victims Unit which conducted an investigation.
The teens were arrested on March 6.
School officials told WTKR that several students reported what was going on to an assistant principal on Jan. 29th. On the same day, one of the boys admitted what happened to administrators. Both students were then removed from the school.
Officials say the hand sanitizer was put into the drink at least twice in small amounts.
The students were arrested on March 6th following a police investigation and have been charged with felony attempted poisoning.
The 66-year-old teacher involved is doing OK after seeing her doctor because of health problems and is now back at work.
Read more at WTKR