Police investigate urine cupcake incident at Fermi High School
By Colin Rajala - Staff Writer
Enfield - posted Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Two upperclassmen students at Enrico Fermi High School are in some hot water for allegedly playing a disgusting prank on other students. The two girls are accused of urinating into cupcake batter, baking cupcakes with the batter, and then bringing them into school and distributing them to students on Nov. 15 and 16, according to Enfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Schumann. It has also been alleged that the two students laced the cupcakes with laxatives.
“My initial reaction was that, if it were true, that it was quite troubling that someone would do something like this,” Schumann said. “We have not proven that it is true. We do not have any confirmed facts at this point.”
School administrators said they first got wind of the incident after the two suspects told a friend, who then told an adult who brought it to the administrator’s attention, according to Schumann. Students said that the two girls told one person and that one person told others. Students have also said that the girls distributed the cupcakes to students that they did not like.
Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said School Resource Officer Eric Hoover began investigating the allegations after being informed about the incident by school administrators. The investigation has since been taken over by the detective division of the Enfield Police Department.
“We are actively investigating to determine exactly what transpired, what was in the cupcakes, who was responsible, and all that,” Sferrazza said. “Certainly, if we can make that determination, we are looking forward to making an arrest in this case, if possible.”
Schumann was in contact with parents during the day of the incident to make sure that any of the students that had ingested the cupcakes were not sick or ailing.
“We do not view this as some type of harmless prank; it’s totally unacceptable and we take it very seriously,” Sferrazza said. “We do not take this lightly and we think it is a terrible situation; we want to do everything that we can to make sure that this does not happen again.”
If the allegations are found to be true, the girls may face criminal charges as well as a suspension by school administrators or even expulsion, per the Board of Education.