A 13-year-old Florida boy is accused of putting a prescription drug into his teacher’s coffee to get back at her for yelling at him.
Police in Osceola County, Fla., say the school resource officer at Discovery Intermediate School was informed Thursday of rumours that a student had attempted to poison a teacher on Monday.
Police interviewed the boy, who they said admitted that he put one of his prescription Clonidine pills into the teacher’s drink because she yelled at him in class.
Clonidine is often used to treat high blood pressure. It decreases the body’s heart rate and relaxes the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily through the body.
The boy told police he takes the drug to go to sleep.
On Monday, the teacher went home sick, telling two colleagues before she left that she felt nauseous, dizzy and drowsy.
The boy is charged with poison of food with the intent to injure.
Wow, as if teachers in the USA didn’t have enough to worry about already.
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An Israeli couple has taken their love of Facebook to a new extreme: they have named their third child Like, in honour of the button on the social networking site that allows users to express their approval of someone else’s online actions.
Lior and Vardit Adler, who live in Hod Hasharon, told German press agency DPA that giving their children uncommon names is something they like to do.
Their other two children are called Dvash, which means honey in Hebrew, and Pie.
“If once people gave biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world,” Lior Adler told DPA.
At least they did not name them status!
Police in Quebec City have seized more than 3,000 counterfeit hubcaps.
The RCMP announced Wednesday officers searched an auto parts business and two warehouses to find the fake hubcaps, which had well-known trademarks on them such as Cadillac, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and GM.
Four men were arrested and charges are pending, police said.
Wow, there really is a counterfeiter for everything!