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Texas mom sends son’s bully to hospital with tainted Gatorade: police

A Texas mom made a nauseating drink for her son’s school bully and was jailed Tuesday after the 11-year-old child ended up in the hospital.

Jennifer Lynn Rossi, 45, was angry after her 10-year-old son told her his Prime energy drink had been stolen one day at Legacy Traditional School – Alamo Ranch in northwest San Antonio, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said Rossi responded by mixing a drink with lemon juice, salt, vinegar and Gatorade, which she told her son to give to the boy who stole his drink, local ABC affiliate KSAT reported.

When the accused bully took a swig during gym class, he quickly developed a headache and felt nauseous, police said. The child was taken to a local hospital.

Other students also tried the drink but were not hospitalized, school officials told local CBS affiliate KENS. The other taste-testing students were examined by the school’s health office.

Cops said Rossi admitted to the revenge plot in an interview with police and school officials, according to an affidavit obtained by KSAT.

“Rossi admitted to making the mixture…stating the child stole [her son’s] drink and was bullying him,” the charging document reads.

Rossi was charged with injury to a child because the 11-year-old boy was hospitalized. She posted $1,000 bail and was released Wednesday, according to online court records.

“Whether the allegations of bullying at the root of this situation are substantiated or not, there is never an excuse to take matters into your own hands and injure a child,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar told People magazine in a statement.

The 11-year-old was released from the hospital by Thursday morning, school leaders told KENS.


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