4 juveniles arrested for a batch of tainted cupcakes at the Gilbert School in Winchester

WINCHESTER — Four juveniles were arrested in connection with a batch of tainted cupcakes brought to the Gilbert School last year.

Police said the four were juveniles at the time of the incident. The two boys and two girls were charged with  conspiracy to commit fourth-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, and second-degree breach of peace. The juveniles, many of whom were unavailable due to being away college, surrendered themselves voluntarily after learning of the active arrest warrants.

“The names of the charged individuals cannot be released due to their age at the time of the incident,” police said.  “The case was presented to the prosecuting authorities (Juvenile Court) after an extensive forensic examination of the ‘cupcake’ and DNA comparisons of the suspect juveniles.”

“Nothing is more important to us at The Gilbert School than the safety and well-being of our students, and as such we are grateful for the support and responsiveness shown to us by the Winchester Police Department throughout this difficult situation. We continue to work cooperatively with the police, and any further questions regarding this case should be directed to them,” said  Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of Schools, The Gilbert School.

“We have received report of suspected tainted bodily fluid in cupcakes and we are currently investigating the matter to determine if indeed items were tainted,” Winchester Chief of Police, William Fitzgerald, Jr., said.

A concerned parent, who asked to remain anonymous, told FOX61 that two kids got together and baked cupcakes for their peers at the school. They distributed them throughout the school and acted as though they were doing it out of the kindness of their hearts.

“Then, during lunch, they bragged about putting ‘bodily fluids’ into the cupcakes to a small group of friends at lunch. They expected their friends to find it funny, but reactions apparently backfired,” according to the parent.