A group of school students in the US are being investigated after it was claimed they laced pancakes with semen and urine before giving them to teachers.
We all had a teacher in school whose cup of tea we would have cheerfully filled with salt instead of sugar... but semen and urine?!? A bold move indeed.
It's alleged that the 'special ingredients' were added to crêpes/pancakes. Credit: PA
According to ABC, the incident took place at Hyatts Middle School, in Powell, Ohio, last Thursday morning (16 May) during a home economics class referred to as 'Global Gourmet', where the students were involved in a cooking competition.
WBNS reported that it was during this class that the students allegedly contaminated the food they were serving up to teachers with semen and/or urine. Gosh... I mean, which would you prefer? I'll go with 'neither', ta.
According to information passed on to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, a video of part of the incident was taken and circulated around the school.
School bosses caught wind of the clip and notified police - if enough evidence is found, cops could charge the pupils with felony assault.
Reports suggest the Sheriff's office is actively investigating but hasn't yet filed any charges.
Hyatts Middle School. Credit: Hyatts Middle School
One of the children's lawyers spoke to 10TV and asked the public to exercise 'caution before reaching any conclusions'.
Attorney Brad Koffel added that this 'easily could have been a prank that may have been mocked up for the purposes of creating a video'.
He explained: "We don't know if urine or semen was ever placed in anyone's food. I don't know how the school would know that."
Olentangy Local Schools issued a statement to 10TV which read: "The safety and security of our students and staff is of utmost importance. District leadership and local law enforcement are conducting a thorough investigation into this incident, and anyone found in violation of school policies will be held accountable for their actions. We are also focusing out efforts to support teachers impacted by this incident."
The Metro reported that it is unclear how many children in total were involved or how many teachers ended up eating the pancakes.
It is believed that authorities have been working with school officials and conducting lab tests to verify the substances.
Here's hoping that the alleged ingredients turn out to have been nothing more than empty boasts by schoolchildren. Obviously.
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