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Middle school student charged with attempting to poison teacher at Va. school

Stonewall Jackson Middle School (Google Maps)

HANOVER Co., Va. (WSET) -- A student in Hanover County is facing felony charges after police said she tried to poison her teacher.

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office said they were called to Stonewall Jackson Middle School on Tuesday, November 27 after a girl reportedly poured an 'unknown substance' into her teacher's coffee mug, WRIC reported.

The sheriff's office said, thankfully, the teacher noticed something was in the coffee cup.

The teacher then notified administration, who then notified the School Resource Officer.

Investigators said the substance has been sent to a lab for testing.

They said the girl has been charged with attempted poisoning, a Class 3 felony.

A spokesperson for Hanover County Schools issued a statement to WRIC:

On Wednesday, a teacher at Stonewall Jackson Middle School alerted administration that an unknown liquid had been put into her coffee mug. Administration immediately notified the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and worked collaboratively to investigate the situation. We are grateful that the teacher was not harmed and that the situation was resolved quickly. As the situation relates to student discipline, we are unable to provide any additional details. -- HCPS
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