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Two Virginia teens try to poison their teacher with hand sanitizer

By Mason White 10:38 AM March 28, 2013
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By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Several high school students were arrested and charged with assault related charges after pouring hand sanitizer into their teacher’s drink in order to poison her, according to court proceedings in Virginia.

The two Virginia high school students are facing felony charges of attempted poisoning, as they are accused of twice trying to poison their teacher by pouring hand sanitizer into her tea.

The two 13-year-old male students who have not been named, were removed from the Hines Middle School in Newport News, Virginia, and placed in an alternative school after confessing to their crimes, authorities said.

The poisoning attempt was made aware to school officials after some students who witnessed the spiking reported the incident to the principal, according to a local newspaper report.

An investigation was conducted by school officials in which the students confessed to spiking their teacher’s drinks.

After the school investigation was completed, police were informed. The two teenagers were charged with one count of attempted poisoning, a class three felony.

The two students were removed from the school, and were recommended for a long term suspensions.
“It is very scary that some students are capable of poisoning their teacher and cause some serious harm. It is good that these two students were suspended from our school,” a teen attending the school told

A class three felony is punishable by a penalty of not less than five years in prison nor more than 20 years in prison and a fine of not more than $100,000 in Virginia, according to police.

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