Greene County Teen Suspended for Allegedly Putting Staples in Teacher's Drink

By: Jim Hanchett (WCAV)
By: Jim Hanchett (WCAV)

A Greene County high school student has been suspended after allegedly putting staples in a teacher's iced tea May 10

William Monroe High School has completed its investigation and suspended the student until a committee determines if further punishment is necessary. He/She could face a longer suspension or expulsion for a year.

The ninth grade English teacher drank the staple-spiked tea but was not seriously injured.

Maj. Randall Snead, with the Greene County Sheriff's Office, reports authorities are monitoring the teacher's condition since the damage caused by the staples may not be readily apparent.

Snead called the incident "isolated" and described it as an assault.

However, his department has not indicated whether or not criminal charges will be filed against the student.


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