(KTUU) Three first-grade students at Winterberry Charter School in Anchorage have been suspended after plotting to poison and kill a classmate, the school principal says.
In a bizarre case, Anchorage police say there indeed appeared to be a plot among the students to harm a classmate at the school last week.
The substance the children planned to use as a poison, silica gel, is generally considered to be non-toxic but the students believed it was harmful, according to a letter the school sent to parents.
Jennifer Castro, spokeswoman for APD, says a fellow student alerted adults when he or she learned of the plan.
“We’re grateful that that student was able to speak up and obviously at such a young age,” Castro said.
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