Deputies: TX mother mixed drink that sent son’s classmate to hospital

Posted at 9:34 AM, March 7, 2024

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas (Court TV) — A Texas mother is accused of mixing a drink that sent her son’s classmate to a hospital.

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This March 5, 2024, booking photo provided by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office shows Jennifer Rossi. (Bexar County Sheriff’s Office)

Jennifer Lynn Rossi, 45, is charged with injury to a child causing bodily injury, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Rossi was arrested Tuesday following the incident at Legacy Traditional School – Alamo Ranch.

Authorities said Rossi gave her son a sports drink bottle that contained a mixture of lemon, salt, and vinegar. She concocted the drink “to allegedly prevent her son’s drink from being stolen at school by other students.”

The “non-toxic” drink was then given to her son’s classmate during P.E. class. Shortly after consuming the mixture, the child “began experiencing nausea and a headache.”

The child was taken to a hospital, where “staff informed the investigator that the child victim required additional medical monitoring and would eventually be discharged from the hospital.”

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