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Student doses teacher’s drink, faces felony charge

(Updated Dec. 12, 1:20 pm)
Incident occurred at ACHS

Officials said that a high school student is facing charges after he allegedly spiked a teacher’s beverage with a powdery substance at Alexander Central High School on Thursday, December 11.

School Resource Officer Mike Millsaps of the Taylorsville Police Department stated the ACHS office received a call from a classroom Thursday during class. The teacher stated that a student had put an unknown substance in her drink. Officer Millsaps and others investigated the incident.

It was determined that the student placed a white, powdery substance in the teacher’s drink in class. Then, he later attempted to dispose of the drink by throwing it into the trash, but it was recovered. The teacher did not drink any of the substance. Millsaps said the beverage is being sent away for testing to determine the substance.

The student told officials he believed the substance which was put into the drink was called “Horny Goat Weed.” This is an herbal, over-the-counter supplement often seen for sale in supermarkets and gas stations. It is marketed for several health uses, including as an aphrodisiac, according to numerous online sources.

Millsaps said the student had believed the substance would make the teacher act irregularly and cause her to be fired. This apparently had been done in retaliation to the teacher, because she had disciplined the student by taking away the student’s Chromebook computer. Chromebooks are issued to each student at the high school for educational purposes.

Due to his age, the student is being charged as a juvenile, not as an adult, and his name is not being released. Police also declined to release the name of the teacher.

Millsaps said the student faces one felony charge as a juvenile court petition under N.C. General Statute 14-401.11, which states “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly distribute, sell, give away or otherwise cause to be placed in a position of human accessibility, any food or eatable substance which that person knows to contain...any noxious or deleterious substance, material or article which might be injurious to a person's health or might cause a person any physical discomfort” or “...any poisonous chemical or compound.”

The student also faces one misdemeanor charge, as a juvenile court petition, of assault of a public official (the teacher), Millsaps stated.


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Submitted By: shawn smallSubmitted: 12/13/2014
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