- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Rio Rancho middle school student is facing felony charges after police say he poisoned his classmates by spiking a sports drink with copper sulfate taken from a science classroom.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1KzorMO ) that Deputy District Attorney Barbara Romo says the boy was charged last week for the May incident at Eagle Ridge Middle School.

Police say the 14-year-old gave three students the poisoned drink in a Gatorade bottle. Two were hospitalized.

The teenager has moved out of state. Romo says she thinks the boy spiked the drink as a joke, but now realizes that it’s not a joke.

Romo says she thinks the case will not go to trial.

If it does, the boy could be sentenced to probation or juvenile detention.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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