DADE CITY, Fla. – A Pasco High School student has been arrested after police say she spiked her mother's food. The girl was allegedly angry that her cell phone had been taken away for texting too much, MyFOX Tampa Bay reported.
Authorities say the 16-year-old was charged yesterday with aggravated domestic battery after her mother, 39, suffered a serious allergic reaction called "anaphylactic shock."
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says the mother told deputies she has numerous food allergies. Some are so severe that she must keep with her always an injector of epinephrine, or adrenaline, to immediately treat the shock.
According to a police report obtained by the St. Petersburg Times, the suspect's 11-year-old sister said she remembers the teen using the salt, but she said her older sister threatened to "beat her up until she was dead" if she said anything.
Authorities say the teen admitted spiking her mother's food with seasoning salt.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.