Deviant Behavior

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Olakunle Balogun
Crmj 355
03/31/13

School crime in the news For this week’s class I found an article on a case of school crime, the article was published by the inquisitor. The crime in question however is unusual in comparison to the regular school environment crime, in today’s world we mostly hear of school shootings, teacher and student’s sexual relationship, theft and more. This case stems from two teens who were arrested for spiking their teacher’s tea with hand sanitizer. It was reported that their teacher, a 66 year old woman was a constant tea drinker, therefore two teen students of Hines middle school located Virginia purposefully poisoned their teacher’s tea with hand sanitizer on more than one occasion, the students were however questioned and they confessed to have had personal hatred for their teacher hence trying to poison her. The teacher had suffered stomach illnesses on many occasions and decided to visit the doctor where she was told about the unusual substance in her system. She was told she could have died from it but fortunately she did not. The teens however have now been placed in separate schools pending the end of their trial, the charges brought against them are felony charges of attempted poisoning. The court proceeding are however not being released to the public because they are juveniles however in Virginia, attempted poisoning is a class three felony which is punishable for up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000. Relating to class:

This article raises questions about causes of school crime, we have discussed in our class the school crime is triggered by families on welfare and are located in high crime areas and socially disorganized neighborhoods. But reverse is the case in this situation, these kids went to school in a good neighborhood and are also from good homes however there are other factors that trigger crime. In my opinion it has to do...
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