Two boys have been arrested under suspicion of slipping rat poison into a teacher’s water bottle during class, says The New York Post. Police have arrested one 9-year-old and one 12-year-old boy, and have charged them with reckless endangerment, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Despite the scary incident, teachers said it’s a wonderful school. One posted a positive review on the GreatSchools.org website Tuesday.
“My school is an excellent environment for learning. We are well into the 21st century and have Smart Boards, document cameras, desktops, and laptops available in all classrooms,” the teacher said. “This is an excellent school!”
The teacher, who went to the doctor yesterday complaining of nausea, is expected to recover.
This is a disturbing incident for any school, let alone one in our area. Anyone have their kids at PS 315 (aka School of Performing Arts) or any other experience with the school? What are your thoughts about arresting children as young as 9 and 12? Is there an alternative?