UPDATE: 2 teens accused of spiking teacher's drink headed to trial

A view of Gillett Secondary School, Oct. 21, 2015 (WLUK)

UPDATED Friday, February 12, 2016---8:50 a.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- Two high school students accused of spiking their teacher's drink with a cleaning solution are headed to trial in Oconto County.

Eighteen-year-old Hailey Brock has pleaded not guilty to charges. Seventeen-year-old Gavin Gilbertson stood silent in court Thursday and a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1o6gtTi ) says the two Gillett High School students are charged with two felonies, including recklessly endangering safety, and a misdemeanor. A criminal complaint says Brock and Gilbertson put a white board cleaner in teacher Ray Johnson's soda at the high school last October.

Johnson was treated at a hospital and released. The two are due back in court March 16th.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press


UPDATED Monday, January 4, 2016---4:23 p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- A judge has ordered two Wisconsin teens to stand trial on charges they spiked their teacher's drink with cleaning solution in October.

A preliminary hearing was held Monday for 18-year-old Hailey Brock and 17-year-old Gavin Gilbertson, both of Gillett. A court clerk tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1mBvOe1 ) that Judge Jay Conley ordered the pair to stand trial.

Arraignments are scheduled for Feb. 11.

Gilbertson and Brock are accused of putting white board cleaner in teacher Ray Johnson's Mountain Dew at Gillett High School on Oct. 20. According to a criminal complaint, Brock told police she came up with the idea to spray Expo cleaner in the soda bottle as a prank while Johnson was out of the classroom.

Johnson was treated at a hospital and released the same day.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press


UPDATED Friday, December 4, 2015---9:39 a.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- Criminal charges have been filed in Oconto County against two teens accused of spiking their teacher's soda with cleaning solution.

Gavin Gilbertson and Hailey Brock, both 17, each face two felonies, including recklessly endangering safety. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 13 years upon conviction.

A criminal complaint says Gillett High School teacher Ray Johnson felt burning in his throat and stomach on Oct. 20 and went to the hospital for get checked out.

WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1XNzXaf ) police and school staff reviewed security video of the classroom and identified the two teens. The complaint says Brock confessed to putting white board cleaner in the drink after Gilbertson opened the soda bottle.

Gilbertson's attorney did not immediately return a call for comment. Court records don't list an attorney for Brock.

Copyright 2015: Associated Press


Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015---2:02 p.m.

GILLETT, Wis. (WLUK)---A teacher in Gillett was hospitalized after being poisoned in what two teens told police was a prank.

Police say the Gillett Secondary School teacher noticed a strange smell coming from a bottle of soda he had left unattended Tuesday afternoon. Police talked to a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl, who said they put a small amount of cleaning solution in the bottle.

The teacher was treated at a hospital. No information on his condition has been released.

Police and school officials have refused to answer further questions, citing privacy matters.