Two Brooklyn elementary school students were arrested for allegedly putting rat poison in a teacher's water bottle this week, police said. Credit: Colourbox
Police arrested two Brooklyn elementary school students who allegedly put rat poison in a teacher's water this week.
The children, 9 and 12 years old, were charged with reckless endangerment and assault, police said. They allegedly snuck the poison into the teacher's water bottle during class at P.S. 315 in Flatbush on Monday.
"God knows where kids get these ideas," Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters on Wednesday.
The school and other authorities were initially notified by a parent whose child reported seeing other students putting something in the drink, police said.
The teacher, who had already drunk from the bottle, was recovering after the incident, officials said.