NYC Students Arrested for Trying to Poison Teacher

Two Brooklyn public school students are suspected of putting rat poison in their teacher's water.
2:30 | 05/21/14

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They are -- -- doing the unthinkable poisoning their teacher. Well today to kids are facing charges after police say they put rat poison pellets into with teacher's water bottle and the teacher is back home rustic. As for the to the -- nine and twelve years all that happened Monday at PS3 fifteen in Flatbush Brooklyn. Eyewitnesses reported -- Clark is live out in Flatbush with the story Drake. Good afternoon -- -- the good news is as you said a moment ago the teacher is home recovering and she's in very good condition. School officials haven't indicated why those two students allegedly decided to go ahead and -- the teacher's water bottle but for the moment they are in very big trouble. Facing multiple charges. It's alleged the two students nine to twelve years old use rat poison pellets to poison a female teacher at PS3 15 in Brooklyn. Monday to other students told their parents after school they witnessed the kids putting something in the teacher's water -- The teacher drink the water and later took the bottle to the principal's office after realizing that taste wasn't quite right. After visiting her private -- the teacher learned she had been poisoned according to school officials did this great as a broker and -- every -- that is starting Tuesday police arrested the boys and charged them with attempted assault criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. -- Williams says arresting the students was extremes. Teachers Carlson was little people I got to get involved with situations ago. But the police the extent to go to make -- criminal -- -- not a criminal. The Department of Education released a statement saying in part. We are greatly relieved the teacher -- recovery and we continue to closely monitor the situation. I don't know what the school there are always are active -- whatever it that it situation happens but. Cellini mom brother former worker at the school for seven years says the teachers are worried about their safety inside the school. And he says he's friends with the teacher who's now home recovering from her illness I was sad. Because she -- -- and and I was as surprised. Now police tell us they believe the nine year old may have gotten that rat poison from a building where his father is possibly. The super and they say it was the nine year old who actually -- the poison into the water bottle and the twelve year old assisted him police say the two boys say they did it. Because they just wanted to seat what would happen. Well now they know. We're live in Flatbush Brooklyn -- -- channel seven Eyewitness News.

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