Three teenage girls are facing multiple felony charges after reportedly devising a plan to expose their classmate, who is allergic to pineapples, to pineapple juice.
According to Pittsburgh police, the girls had knowledge of their classmate's allergy when they came up with the idea, WBUT reported.
“It’s well-known at the school,” Lt. Matt Pearson, an officer in Butler township, told the local station. “They don’t even serve pineapple during this specific lunch period because of the severe allergy.”
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But that didn't stop three girls from exposing the 14-year-old student to the tropical fruit during lunch on Dec. 14. And according to local authorities, the girls used a high-five to trigger their classmate's allergic reaction.
“The suspect got the pineapple from another student, put the pineapple residue all over her hand, and got the victim to give her a ‘high-five’,” Pearson said.
After the victim began to experience an allergic reaction from the residue, she was rushed to the school's nurse to be administered an epinephrine pen, the Butler Eagle reported. Shortly after receiving the injection she was taken to a hospital nearby via ambulance. Fortunately, she was released from the hospital later that evening.
According to WPXI, the 14-year-old girl who intentionally exposed her classmate to the residue has been charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct.
And police say the other two girls, ages 13 and 14, have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, disorderly conduct, and reckless endangerment after helping their friend plan the assault.
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