A group of eighth-graders were arrested and charged with serving their teachers crepes tainted with their own urine and semen.
Seven students from Olentangy Hyatts Middle School in Columbus, Ohio were charged Tuesday with delinquency felony counts for putting or conspiring to put bodily fluids in crepes that were served to teachers, Palm Beach Post reports. The group of 14-year-old boys were charged in Delaware County Juvenile Court after authorities conducted a three-month investigation into a May 16 incident in which several teachers ate crepes reportedly laced with semen and urine. The crepes were made for the school’s Global Gourmet cooking class that was judged by the teachers.
According to the court documents, three of the students were charged with delinquency felony assault for either putting semen on one teacher’s crepe, bringing semen with intentions to put it on a crepe, or putting urine in barbecue sauce that was poured onto the crepes that were fed to four teachers.
Those students “agreed to admit it was us, how we did it, in exchange for one count,” attorney Brad Koffel, who is representing the students, told The Columbus Dispatch.
Four other students were charged with delinquency complicity to assault a teacher for participating, aiding and abetting or doing nothing to stop it, the outlet reports. One of those four students was also charged with delinquency tampering with evidence after he deleted a video of the incident along with text messages from his phone, Palm Beach Post adds.
Koffel is questioning the felony charges because they would require proof that there was infliction of physical harm. However, he agrees that the tainted crepes would pose “psychological harm.”
Olentangy Local School District issued this statement about the charges:
“We are saddened that these charges are a result of actions that took place at one of our schools. Our teachers deserve respect and kindness, and anything less than that is completely unacceptable. We will continue to support law enforcement in every way possible.”
Koffel said the students are all from “very, very good families,”. He added that the boys have admitted to the acts, have expressed remorse and
“have suffered more at home than they’re ever going to get in the court system. The aberrant nature of this has left an indelible mark on them.”