Criminal charges have been filed against a 37-year-old student of the University of Wisconsin Marathon County following a bad revenge prank. Up to a $10,000 fine and 42-month prison term can come with a conviction of placing a foreign object in food.
According to the police investigation, the student placed some cookies for her Bacteriology 101 professor to find before the class's final exam, which took place on December 18, 2009. The professor, seeing what appeared to be a gift, ate one of the cookies following the test. Instead of a gesture of good will, the cookies contained half of a box of laxatives. She fell ill the next day, which was supposed to be part of a trip to southern California.
The professor admitted that she was unpopular with students, as they thought her class involved too much difficult work and testing, but that this sort of thing was unexpected. She noted that she was only still in Wausau at the time because of a contract she had signed with the university. Since the incident, she has moved to California.
The student confessed to the crime, also saying that she had been the only one involved in the plot. She said that she regretted her decision almost immediately after making it.
Preliminary hearings for student's upcoming trial will commence July 6.
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