A pupil of a highbrow school in Lagos State has been expelled after he was caught pouring acid into the water bottle of his classmate.
Punch reports that the suspect was angry because the female classmate had beaten him to the first position in the first and second term examinations in the school.
The incident, according to reports, happened around 1.30 pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, while the school was preparing for the third term exams.
The envious pupil had allegedly sneaked into the school's laboratory and stole the acid and the ethanol which he mixed together and poured the dangerous chemical into the water bottle of the unsuspecting pupil.
But luck ran out on the boy when two students of the school caught him while carrying out the deadly mission and promptly reported him to the school management.
When the suspect was summoned by the school authourity, he owned up to the crime, saying he had been planning it for some time.
A member of the 11-year-old’s family said that despite the culprit’s confession, the school allowed him to sit for the third term examination.
When an official of the school management was contacted, she confirmed the incident and said that the young thug had been expelled from the school.
The official who pleaded anonymity said:
“The boy has been expelled with immediate effect. The girl is in school and she is fine. We have zero tolerance for such misbehavior.”
However, many believe that expelling the boy from the school should not be the only action the school should take as he should be handed over to authourities so that he could be treated for psychological issues as well as remanded in a boy's home.