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Police: substitute teacher laced his own coffee

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Police in New Bedford, Mass., say a substitute teacher who was taken to a hospital after drinking tainted iced coffee has admitted lacing the drink himself.

The teacher, 27-year-old Chad Wunschel, became sick after taking a sip of the drink and spitting it out. That happened Wednesday during a welding class at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical Regional High School.

Police had been investigating whether a student might have spiked the coffee. Police Chief Ronald Teachman said Friday that Wunschel told a detective he was depressed over a recent breakup and was looking for attention. Teachman said Wunschel will likely be charged with filing a false report. Wunschel didn't immediately return a phone message. Police haven't specified what the chemical was.

 

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