4th graders arrested, said to poison teacher's water bottle

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by CBSNEWS

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Posted on May 22, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 6:01 PM

NEW YORK - Police have arrested two fourth-graders accused of trying to poison an elementary school teacher, reports CBS New York.

The incident occurred Monday at P.S. 315 in Brooklyn, when two boys - ages 9 and 12 - allegedly "put a substance consistent with rat poisoning" in a 62-year-old teacher's water bottle, police said. The boys were arrested Tuesday, according to the station. They have been charged as juveniles with attempted assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.

Authorities said the teacher became nauseous after drinking from the water bottle, but received treatment and is now recovering. The bottle is still being tested.

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