Fourth-grade boys accused of trying to poison their teacher
(CNN) — Two New York City fourth-graders were arrested Tuesday after allegedly putting poison in a teacher’s water bottle, police said.
The two boys, ages 9 and 12, allegedly poisoned the teacher’s water Monday afternoon, causing her to feel nauseated the next day. She was treated by her doctor and is now in good condition, said Sgt. John Buthorn of the New York City Police Department.
The poison is being tested in a lab to determine its content, but it appears to be rat poison, police said.
According to the NYPD, both boys have been charged with attempted second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police told CNN that the incident occurred at P.S. 315 in Brooklyn. The public school, also known as the School of Performing Arts, serves 849 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the school’s website.
Neither the school nor the New York City Department of Education has responded to CNN’s request for comment.