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Pupil expelled for putting acid in classmate’s bottle

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A pupil of the Lekki British International School, Lekki, Lagos, has been expelled for allegedly attempting to kill his classmate.

PUNCH reports that the 12-year-old JS1 pupil was envious of his 11-year-old female classmate, who had beaten him to the first position in the first and second terms and had planned to kill her by putting sulphuric acid and ethanol in her water bottle,

In an incident that took place around 1.30pm on Wednesday, June 14, the 12-year-old allegedly sneaked into the school’s laboratory and stole the acid and ethanol while the school was planning for the third term exam.

He was said to have mixed the chemicals and poured them into the 11-year-old’s water bottle, but was reportedly caught by two pupils and reported to the school management.

The suspect allegedly owned up to the crime, saying he had been planning it for sometime.

A member of the 11-year-old’s family said on Wednesday that despite the culprit’s confession, the school allowed him to sit for the third term examination.

When our correspondent contacted the school management, an official, who did not identify herself, said the pupil had been expelled.

She said, “The boy has been expelled with immediate effect. The girl is in school and she is fine. We have zero tolerance for such misbehaviour.”

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