MADERA (AP) — Police say a California eighth-grader might face criminal charges after he put laxative pills in his teacher’s coffee.

The Fresno Bee reports a teacher at Jack G. Desmond Middle School had seen eight pills fall into a sink Monday after she dumped out her cold coffee.

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The teacher reported the incident to the principal and police had been called the next day.

Madera Police Sgt. Mark Trukki says it appears the pills did not dissolve.

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Students had said they saw a boy with pills. Police asked the boy about the incident and he confessed.

It’s possible that the student violated a penal code for poisoning food or drink. The case has been turned over to juvenile probation for review, which could submit it to the District Attorney’s Office.

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