Two Brooklyn students are under arrest for allegedly trying to poison their teacher.
Police Commissioner William Bratton says a 9-year-old and a 12-year-old put a small amount of rat poison in a teacher's water bottle at P.S. 315 in Midwood on Monday.
The Department of Education says a third child saw what happened and told a parent, who reported the incident to the school.
The teacher, identified by the DOE as Joanne Cherepany, has since been treated by a doctor and is expected to recover.
"The understanding is the 9-year-old wanted to see what the reaction would be. It's unfortunate where kids get these ideas. Nine and I think the other was 12 years old. Being investigated, fortunately we've got it handled. But God knows where kids get these ideas," Bratton said.
The boys are being charged as juveniles with attempted assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession.