STM Student Bonded Out of Jail After Alleged Poisoning Incident

St. Thomas More High School student has bonded out of jail after an alleged poisoning attack on campus.

17-year-old Peyton Breaux was arrested Monday on a charge of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon.

A sheriff’s spokesman says he’s being charged as an adult. Sources have told News15 the alleged incident involved placing a drain-cleaning liquid in a fellow student’s energy-drink bottle. The initial report filed by the sheriff’s investigating deputy supports those sources. It shows a 32-ounce bottle containing sodium hydroxide was confiscated during the arrest. Sodium hydroxide is an ingredient in products like Drano.

In a letter to STM parents, the Lafayette diocese says it has taken appropriate disciplinary action in the case and makes reference to providing medical care to students involved, but offered no specifics about what happened. The sheriff’s office referred to the case as a “potential poisoning of a student.”

Breaux is also a wide receiver on the football team.