Lagos pupil expelled for putting acid in classmate’s bottle
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. ”