• Not cool!! Spiking your teacher’s drink

    Date: 04.15.09 | by Judge Tom.


    Two students at Sequoyah Middle School in Washington thought it would be funny to add some Ipecac syrup to their art teacher’s coffee. [Ipecac induces vomiting]  

    39-year-old Terese Pense drank some of her coffee and became ill.  She was hospitalized for treatment and released the same day. The students admitted their deed and were immediately expelled.

    Photo by erin.kkr (Flickr)

    The 13 and 14-year-old boys were also arrested on April 13, 2009 and the juvenile court judge ordered that they remain in detention pending further investigation.  She also ordered that the 13-year-old could be released once electronic monitoring was arranged.

    In most states, assault on a teacher is a felony with serious consequences including a permanent record if you’re tried and convicted as an adult.  For more about student behavior at school, see:  http://askthejudge.info/do-i-have-to-obey-my-teacher/41/

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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