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      Newport News students accused of trying to poison teachers

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      NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Two Newport News students who put hand sanitizer in their teacher's drinks are facing felony charges.

      Police spokesman Lou Thurston tells WAVY-TV the two have been arrested and each charged with attempted poisoning.

      The investigation began in late January when a school resource officer received a tip. The teacher was alerted and she called police.

      The intended target of the alleged poison attempt is a 66-year-old Hampton woman.