The 4th grade plot to murder NY teacher

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Apparently, when 4th grade students got word of the fact that their disliked teacher was deathly allergic to anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, they plotted the murder of said teacher. When the school board and authorities were alerted to their scheming plot, the children were savvy enough to shed a few tears and claim they “weren’t really going to do it” and got off scot-free. Did they learn how to get away with murder?


“Students at a school in western New York plotted to kill their fourth grade teacher in December, according to a law enforcement report that surfaced this week, but their plans were foiled by the police.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department told local media this week that the suspects — nine-year-old students from the Elba Central School District — “made comments to other students that they were going to kill [the teacher] by putting antibacterial products around the classroom.”

“I don’t know her reaction to hand sanitizer. If it’s something like peanut butter – in some people it can kill you. Obviously these students had been made aware that this teacher was highly allergic to anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and they started talking amongst themselves because they didn’t like the teacher,” Genesee County Sheriff Chief Investigator Jerome E. Brewster told the News this week.

WGRZ-TV reported that a student at the school alerted his mom about the plot last month, who then told the school board and police. According to the network, one student interviewed for the subsequent report indicated the teacher “yells at us and that the class has problems with her.”