Teacher reportedly poisoned

Published 12:19 am Thursday, May 15, 2008

VIDALIA — A 16-year-old Clayton boy faces charges in the legal system after allegedly spiking a teacher’s soda with eye-drop solution.

The student allegedly poured approximately 75 percent of a bottle of Visine into a Concordia Education Center teacher’s soda, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kathleen Stevens said.

The teacher was treated for severe intestinal symptoms at Riverland Medical center.

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CPSO School Resource Officer Lee Ford said the student was apparently looking to get even with the teacher for the suspension of another student.

Tetrahydrozoline, an ingredient in the eye drop solution, can be toxic and can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lowered blood pressure.

The student will appear before juvenile court in the Seventh District Court, and is currently in the custody of his parents.

The student’s name was not released because he is a minor.