Envy! 12-year-old pupil put acid in drink of classmate who beats him to first position in exam

Lagos pupil expelled for putting acid in classmate’s bottle

Samson Folarin

A Junior Secondary School pupil I of the Lekki British International School , Lekki, Lagos , has been expelled for allegedly putting sulphuric acid and ethanol in the water bottle of his classmate .

PUNCH Metro gathered that the 12 -year – old was envious of the 11 – year-old female classmate , who had beaten him to the first position in the first and second terms.

The incident happened around 1 . 30 pm on Wednesday , June 14 .

The school was planning for the third term exam when the 12 – year- old allegedly sneaked into the school ’ s laboratory and stole the acid and ethanol .

He was said to have mixed the chemicals and poured them into the 11 – year- old’ s water bottle .

Two pupils of the school reportedly caught him in the act and reported to the school management .

The suspect allegedly owned up to the crime , saying he had been planning it for sometime .

A member of the 11 – year – old’ s family said on Wednesday that despite the culprit ’ s confession , the school allowed him to sit for the third term examination.

When our correspondent contacted the school management , an official , who did not identify herself , said the pupil had been expelled .

She said , “ The boy has been expelled with immediate effect . The girl is in school and she is fine . We have zero tolerance for such misbehaviour. ”

Source: Punch

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