Japanese junior high school student pranks teacher by lacing school lunch with laxative
rocketnews24.com -- Nov 13
Junior high school students in Japan are generally well-behaved, though occasionally a few naughty ones may slip through the disciplinary system and wreak juvenile havoc.

It seems one junior high school in Owariasahi City, Aichi Prefecture ran into a nasty case recently when a female assistant teacher found her soup bowl filled to the brim with soy milk soup during school lunch. Since it was too much for her, the teacher poured half the bowl back into the huge communal container that the soup was served from.

She felt an odd prickling sensation in her mouth after lunch, and thus proceeded to the school nurse's office. It was there that the truth came to light: she had consumed an unknown amount of laxative.

It wasn't long before another three students from her eighth grade class reportedly fell ill to the same cause. Upon further investigation a student confessed to crushing commercial laxative tablets and sprinkling it into the soy milk soup as a nasty prank meant for the assistant teacher. But since she poured half of it back into the communal container at the start, it also inadvertently affected the three students who went back for seconds.

News source: rocketnews24.com
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