Here’s a story that makes you wonder what the heck is going on with kids these days.
Two children at Public School 315 in Flatbush, a Brooklyn elementary school, put rat poison in a teacher’s water bottle to “see what the reaction would be,” according to William J. Bratton, the police commissioner.
The 9 and 12-year-old students were arrested on Tuesday and charged with reckless endangerment and assault.
The incident was uncovered after the 62-year-old teacher had already drank from the water bottle and ingested the poison on Monday. A mother of another student who witnessed the original tampering heard about the event, and contacted the school. The teacher then took the water bottle to the principal’s office and, reporting mild nausea, went to see a private doctor.
The call came She took the water bottle to the principal’s office and was treated by a doctor immediately after.
In a statement, Education Department spokeswoman Devora Kaye said the teacher was recovering, adding:
Ensuring the safety of our entire school community is our priority, and while this matter is still under investigation, we will take swift and appropriate action.