7th student sentenced in case of teachers' food being tainted with bodily fluids

One of the students accused in tainting teachers' food with bodily fluids was sentenced Friday. (WBNS)
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DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio — The 7th of 8 students charged with tainting their teachers' food with bodily fluids has been sentenced.

The assaults happened during a student cooking contest at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School in May.

10TV is not identifying the 14-year-old and 15-year-old students, or the teachers they victimized.

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Their sickening assault was recorded and posted on social media.

Six students have already admitted to tainting their teachers' food with semen and urine.

Friday, the 7th student charged in the case appeared in Delaware County Juvenile Court.

His attorney read a statement he had written.

"A few days before the contest, a friend told everyone he was putting something into the crepes. We laughed and shrugged it off as a joke," read Michelle Delery Stratman. "Later that day, a video surfaced. That's when I realized what he did and that it was not a joke."

The teacher who had eaten the tainted crepe described the incident that nearly ruined her teaching career.

"I cried out of fear, embarrassment, and just how plain stupid I felt," she said "I already had my dream job, but because of this prank, because of some kids, they're taking it away from me. They made me fall out of love with teaching."

Prosecutors dropped a felony charge of complicity to assault against the now 15-year-old defendant.

He pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business, for deleting texts related to the assault from his phone.

"I did delete a few text messages," read Delery Stratman. "I'm sorry that I did not follow the instructions of the officer and that I did not take this matter seriously."

"If they could do this to someone they have never even had a conversation with, what else could they do?" asked the victim. "If they think this is funny, what else would they find funny? If they think this is just a prank, what else would they find to be just a prank?"

The judge sentenced the teen to 20 days in juvenile detention and 100 hours of community service.

He will also have to undergo training on food contamination.

The final defendant in the case is due in court next month.

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