A high school cooking teacher got more than she bargained for during a taste test this week.
Three Omaha Westside High School freshmen went to the bathroom on Thursday and added an ingredient to the frosted turnovers they were making as part of their home economics class.
The boys, ages 14 and 15, each masturbated into containers, then mixed their bodily fluids with frosting, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case.
The boys face misdemeanor disturbing the peace charges. Their cases will be handled in juvenile court.
Westside spokeswoman Brandi Petersen said the students will be disciplined, but said she could not release more details about the punishment.
“The students will face consequences,” she said.
District officials “are working with Omaha police to determine what, if any, criminal citations are issued,” she said.
The incident is not representative of Westside schools or students, she said.
“We do not tolerate anything of this nature,” Petersen said.
The law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, gave the following account:
The class’ assignment was to make turnovers and frost them.
At some point, the boys excused themselves and went to a bathroom.
They eventually mixed their bodily fluids with frosting and spread them on the turnover.
Doing a quality-control check, the teacher, a female, tasted one of the turnovers and noticed something amiss.
A fellow student eventually approached the teacher and told her that he had overheard the boys talking about their plot.
The boys were interviewed by high school administrators. Two of them admitted their actions; the third said he chickened out.
Omaha police were called — and officers seized each boy’s frosting container.
Omaha police were hoping to arrest the boys on suspicion of a felony, the official said. Nebraska has some laws that criminalize acts such as spitting on a police officer.
But after consulting with prosecutors, police could find no state law that governs such behavior, the official said. Assault didn’t fit because it has to involve bodily injury.