A Highland Park, Illinois, teen was charged with five counts of misdemeanor battery after a student suffered a reaction from pasta he consumed from the high school school cafeteria.
The 17-year-old prankster’s name has been withheld because he is being charged as a minor.
The prankster reportedly admitted to police this week that he spiked the pasta sauce with a highly potent hot sauce called “Da Bomb.” The bottle is featured on the manufacturers website with a “caution” label and tagline that reads “beyond insanity.” It also comes with a warning to keep out of reach of children. The company’s hottest sauce “Final Answer” warns, “DO NOT eat this sauce straight out the jar! You will die.”
After several of the prankster’s fellow Highland Park High School classmates ate a bite of the pasta, they reported adverse symptoms. Three cafeteria employees tried the pasta and experienced respiratory changes and skin rashes according to CBS Chicago. All those effected have fully recovered however and did not sustain any serious harm.
The school did call police and the prankster was charged. The school said they will install security cameras in the cafeteria to ensure proper safety going forward.