At least eight teenagers at an Ohio middle school are being questioned for allegedly putting bodily fluids into food which was then served to teachers, according to reports.
Olentangy Hyatts Middle School in Powell, Ohio, was hosting a student cooking competition last Thursday as part of the school's "Global Gourmet" class when the tainted dish was served, local TV station, WBNS reports. The teachers were judging food cooked by several students as part of the contest.
According to a spokeswoman at the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, one of the students filmed evidence of students putting urine and/or semen onto the crepes, and the video made its way around the school until administrators got their hands on it.
By then it was too late and the teachers had already eaten the spoiled food. School administrators immediately contacted police once they learned what happened.
At least five people ate the dish, according to a The Washington Post. Eight students are being questioned for their involvement related to the incident. Some students could face felony assault charges while other students could be charged with complicity, a misdemeanor.
The Sheriff's Office reportedly sent evidence for forensic analysis, but they did not disclose what that evidence may have been. The investigation is still on-going.
Olentangy Local Schools issued a statement to local TV station, WBNS, writing:
"The safety and security of our students and staff is of utmost importance. District leadership and local law enforcement are conducting a thorough investigation into this incident, and anyone found in violation of school policies will be held accountable for their actions.
"We are also focusing our efforts to support the teachers impacted by this incident," the school board added.
An attorney for one of the students said the public shouldn't rush to conclusions and that the video "easily could have been a prank."