Warning: the following story might trigger your gag reflex.
A 17-year-old South Jersey high school student plead guilty to tampering with a food product yesterday after he pulled an unimaginable prank on a fellow classmate. On March 29, the accused teen opened another student's soda and defecated inside of it before the victim took a sip and spit out the drink.
The student, who is a star athlete at Haddon Township High School, is now on probation and required to serve 200 hours of community service. Superior Court Judge Angelo DiCamillo also ordered the teen to apologize to the victim by letter, and write a 1,000-word essay "on the problems and diseases associated with fecal matter being ingested by humans," the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said.
The victim was ridiculed by his auto shop classmates, and could have become very sick from the prank, which is why the joke was not taken lightly. Also, the offending teen was originally charged with aggravated assault, which could have resulted in jail time, if he was convicted. However, when a group of Texas cheerleaders urinated in a student's soda in April, they only received in-school suspensions.
What do you think of the sentence the South Jersey student received? Did the judge do the right thing, or should he have given the teen a harsher punishment?