A 16-year-old high school student in Moody, Texas was charged on Monday with felony counts of assault on a public servant, harassment of a public servant and obstruction or retaliation after he allegedly urinated in his teacher’s drinking cup.
The 16-year-old student, who could not be identified because he is a juvenile, allegedly peed in his Moody High School teacher’s drinking cup on April 13.
“She didn’t find out about it until after the fact,” Moody Police Chief Roger Kennedy told the Waco Tribune-Herald. ‘She thinks she (drank) it but she doesn’t know 100 percent, because according to her statement, she made the comment that the water fountain always tastes funny.”
Students began circulating the story around the classroom until later that day when two of them alerted the teacher, police said. She then immediately emptied the cup.
The Moody High School principal interviewed students and reviewed security camera footage while investigating. They disciplined the student on April 18 while police continued to dig.
“We did charge him with three different offenses,” Chief Kennedy noted.
“Unfortunately, students will make poor decisions at times,” Moody Independent School District superintendent Gary Martel said in a statement.
“The district cannot keep all poor decisions from happening on our campuses but we will follow district policy so there are consequences and punitive results for those who choose to make bad decisions at school,” Martel continued.
“We will continue focusing on the large majority of our students who are making great choices and being great role models each day.”
Moody High School
Foy H. Moody High School is a public high school located in the city of Corpus Christi, Texas and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Corpus Christi Independent School District located in southeast Nueces County.