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Police: Students put cleaning solution staff member's soda


(WBAY) -- Gillett police are investigating the alleged poisoning of a staff member at the district’s secondary school.

Two students told investigators they placed cleaning solution into the staff member’s soda bottle as “a prank.”

On October 20, an ambulance and officers responded to a call that a staff member at Gillett Secondary School had been “possibly poisoned,” according to police.

The staff member told police that he bought a bottle of soda to have with his lunch. About one hour later, he left the soda unattended.

He said he came back and noticed a “non-typical” odor coming from the bottle. He said he suspected it had been laced with a chemical agent.

The police investigation led officers to a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. Officers say they put a small amount of cleaning solution into the soda bottle.

The staff member was treated at a local hospital. Police say no details of his condition will be released.

The incident remains under investigation. Police say they will not release further details as it involves juveniles.

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