Horry Co. student accused of putting cleaner in teacher's drink

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A teen student at Carolina Forest High School is facing serious consequences after being accused of tainting a substitute teacher's beverage with cleaning products.

But the report from Horry County Police indicates it may not have been entirely his idea – at least from one side of the story.

The officers that penned that report were called to the school around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 when a substitute noticed his drink didn't taste quite right, and luckily he only had a few sips.

The 15-year-old male student allegedly responsible for the ordeal admitted to pouring a small amount of cleaning product in the water bottle. But he insisted that the group of students he was with thought it would be funny and egged him on.

His peers, however, say he acted on his own accord – a story the teen later corroborated but said he did it because he wanted to fit in.

After police spoke with the teen about the gravity of his actions, they released him to his parents and issued a juvenile summons. The teacher says he was not injured.

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