Student tried to poison teacher

  1. What are these kids thinking? Some of my students put hand sanitizer in the teacher's drink. Fortunately the teacher just took a small sip and knew something was wrong, but now the school is crawling with police and compliance officers and everyone is trying to figure out who did what. I checked the teacher out and all her VS are fine, she is putting on a brave face but must be incredibly shaken up. I just cannot imagine what went through their heads! I want to go and have a very stern lecture with the entire class about how even something that seems harmless can be DEADLY and that it would not be the first prank to turn bad. These kids don't seem to get that this could be charged as a FELONY and ruin their entire lives, not to mention seriously injure someone. I am so angry and sad about this!
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    9 Comments

  3. by   SchoolNurseBSN
    Goodness.........!!!!!!!!!! When I was a kid, I would have been too scared to ever try anything like that. Kids these days just seem to act on any impulse!
  4. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    OMG ! That is really disturbing. Those kids need a very long, stern lecture.
  5. by   Chaya
    How old are these little monsters anyway? Are we talking elementary, middle or high school?
  6. by   Keepstanding
    shocking and sad at the same time. those students need to be kicked out of school

    praiser :heartbeat
  7. by   tencat
    One of the many reasons that I left teaching......not that anyone tried to poison me, but the constant worry of what a few kids MIGHT do because they have no accountability or consequences for their actions was enough. Those kinds of kids need to be booted out of the public schools.....education should be a priviledge, not a right.
  8. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Sadly, this is elementary, 5th grade. The teacher pressed charges after some convincing by admin and the police officers. So so sad. The officer is going to come back and talk to the class as a whole. I am really disturbed and saddened by this. Not only is this kid's life going to be changed drastically because of this, but what about the teacher? How will she be emotionally effected by this. Not a good day for us here.
  9. by   SchoolNurseBSN
    Quote from Purple_Scrubs
    Sadly, this is elementary, 5th grade. The teacher pressed charges after some convincing by admin and the police officers. So so sad. The officer is going to come back and talk to the class as a whole. I am really disturbed and saddened by this. Not only is this kid's life going to be changed drastically because of this, but what about the teacher? How will she be emotionally effected by this. Not a good day for us here.

    Kids will be kids. However, we must take these type of incidents seriously in order to teach kids that they must take responsibility for their actions. I can understand the teacher's reluctance to press charges. However, I think she did the right thing in the end!
  10. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I agree it was the right thing to do. I was worried she might not go through with it, and it might end up giving this kid the impression that it was ok, or no big deal. Actions have consequences and he needs to know that. I can't help being saddened about it, though.
  11. by   morte
    not always, but usually......parents, parents, parents......

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