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Shelbi Grace Gill (left) and Kelly Lynn Praytor (right)

Two Texas girls accused of trying to poison high school administrator

by Leigh Egan

Two Waco, Texas, high school girls are accused of trying to poison an administrator of the high school they attend, after one of the girls got reprimanded for breaking a school policy.

New York Daily News reports that Shelbi Grace Gill and Kelly Lynn Praytor, both 17, allegedly discussed the details of how they planned to poison the administrator while a substitute teacher was within ear shot at Lorena High School. According to the arrest affidavit, the teacher overheard the girls planning how to “get away with it” by using an “untraceable substance.”

The teens reportedly planned the attack after one of the girls got into trouble at school. The administrator disciplined her for leaving the campus during school hours without permission.

“One of the girls violated a Lorena Independent School District policy, and when she was found in violation of this policy, an administrator admonished her on it and (that) led to some threats being made at a later time,” Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson said.

The Waco Tribune reports that a handful of students at Lorena also overheard the girls’ plans. They reported the conversation to the school’s administration.

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It was the seriousness of their tones and the great length of details that prompted school officials to call the police. The teen girls also reportedly made threatening comments about the assistant principal’s wife and children. The “level of specific planning” was enough for authorities to secure warrants for their arrest.

Due to privacy laws, the school was unable to comment on what disciplinary action it would take against the two suspect.

Praytor was arrested on January 30, followed by Gill on February 9. Neither of the girls have denied making plans to poison their assistant principal. Both are charged with making a terroristic threat, a Class B misdemeanor.

[Feature Photo: Waco PD]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.