Three teenage girls in Pennsylvania face criminal charges after police say one of them exposed another girl to pineapple, despite knowing she was allergic.
The incident happened Dec. 13 during lunch at Butler Intermediate High School in Butler, Pa., just north of Pittsburgh.
CBS Pittsburgh reports one of the girls rubbed pineapple on her hand then high-fived the 14-year-old victim, who has a “severe allergy” to pineapple, police said. The girl had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance. She was treated and released the same day.
The girl who rubbed the pineapple on her hand, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, faces aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangering and harassment charges. Two other girls, ages 13 and 14, police said, “assisted the actor” and were charged with criminal conspiracy, reckless endangering and criminal conduct.
The school, reports CBS Pittsburgh, chooses not to serve pineapple in the cafeteria as a result of the girl’s allergy. Butler Area School District issued the following statement to the Post-Gazette:
“As with all student discipline issues, we are unable to provide a comment on the specific incident. However, it is our expectation that our students respect themselves and others. When that does not occur, the district will take appropriate disciplinary action and, if appropriate, contact law enforcement.”
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