Eighth grade students in Ohio are facing charges after allegedly serving teachers crepes topped with semen and urine. The seven male students at Hyatts Middle School in Powell, all 14 years old, were charged Tuesday in Delaware County Juvenile Court following a three-month investigation. It began as video circulated showing students describing a plan (as well as actually carrying it out) to put bodily fluids in crepes served to teachers as part of a cooking class on May 16. Three students are charged with delinquency felony assault, including one who allegedly brought semen to school and put it on a crepe. Another of the group allegedly brought semen to school but didn’t put it on food, while the third allegedly put urine in barbecue sauce poured on crepes. The three “agreed to admit it was us, how we did it, in exchange for one count,” their attorney, Brad Koffel, tells the Columbus Dispatch.
But while Koffel admits there was “psychological harm” to the four unsuspecting teachers who ate the crepes, he’s not sure there was physical harm to necessitate felony charges. The four other students—including one accused of deleting video and texts related to the incident—are charged with delinquency complicity to assault a teacher. “Psychologically, they clearly are suffering an amount of trauma because of their dumb actions,” apparently fueled by a desire to seek fame online, says Koffel. He adds the boys have already “suffered more at home than they’re ever going to get in the court system.” The Olentangy Local School District seems much less understanding. “We will continue to support law enforcement in every way possible,” a statement reads, per WBNS. “Our teachers deserve respect and kindness, and anything less than that is completely unacceptable.” (Read more Ohio stories.)