VILLISCA, Iowa (AP) -- A teen-ager has been charged with administering a dangerous substance after he allegedly plotted to poison the punch at the Villisca High School prom.
Robert David Dumler, 15, initially faced a more serious felony charge of terrorism. But Montgomery County Attorney Bruce Swanson said Monday that the terrorism charge must involve firing a weapon or the use of an incendiary device.
Dumler was arrested Friday night after reports that he planned to spike the punch at Saturday's dance with a substance that would make people seriously ill or kill them, Police Chief Butch Rulla said.
"This young man was unhappy with some other students, a couple in particular," Rulla said Sunday. "Fortunately we had a couple of other juveniles he confided in and they came forward."
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