Girls poison male teacher's meal
Police called into school
POLICE officers were called to a Roman Catholic primary school in south Trinidad yesterday after a report was made that children poured a poisonous concoction on a sandwich meant to be eaten by a teacher.
A combination of glue, water and other chemicals was poured onto the bread and channa sandwich which was served for breakfast yesterday.
Parents of pupils at the school are calling for the Education Ministry to discipline a standard four female pupil who allegedly masterminded the plan.
Parents said it could have been a serious situation not only if the male teacher had eaten the food but, also, if it had been consumed by another child.
The parents claim it was not the first time the 14-year-old showed behavioural issues, and the child had been under the assessment of a social worker.
Two other girls were also said to be involved in yesterday's plot.
The plan was foiled after another pupil overheard the girls speaking about pouring the mixture on the meal to be eaten by the teacher they disliked.
They were all made to apologise to the male teacher, who later made a report to the police.
Police officers visited the school and also spoke to the child's grandmother, the Express confirmed yesterday.
But parents want more to be done as they claim it was not the first time the teacher was targeted. Parents said the teacher's watch went missing some time ago and it was never recovered.
In addition, his attendance record was once defaced.