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.