As previously reported, a student with a peanut allergy was attacked by a fellow, high school student in Wenatchee, Washington.
After several weeks of consideration, it appears local authorities are ready to charge the 19-year-old assailant with assault which could land the man in jail for up to a year as well as incur a $5,000 fine according to the Seattle Times.
According to authorities, the 19-year-old heard in a conversation next to him that a student had a peanut allergy. He then grabbed peanut butter from someone’s sandwich and wiped it on the forehead of the allergic student.
Fortunately, the student did not have an allergic reaction.