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Virginia Girl Gets Alcohol Poisoning After Ingesting Hand Sanitizer at School


A young girl in Prince William County was rushed to the hospital with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer in her second grade classroom.

The girl's father is outraged and says there are still questions about what exactly happened.

It happened at Neabsco Elementary School in Dale City Tuesday afternoon at the end of the school day.

A Prince William County Police Detective will investigate this incident.

Glen Grant says he has trouble understanding what happened to his seven-year-old daughter Christy. She is feeling much better now, but had a harrowing Tuesday afternoon at school.

"She gave us a story. Somebody dared her. She did the dare,” said Grant. “Under supervision, this would have never happened.”

"They're telling me it was a couple of pumps. Maybe one or two. The doctor's telling me there's no way that it was two pumps and her blood alcohol is that high," said Ashley Washington, Grant's fiancee.

According to paperwork from the Potomac Hospital emergency room in Woodbridge, Christy suffered from alcohol poisoning.

"She doesn't remember anything from three o'clock until she woke up, which is after seven," said Grant.

He says Christy was unconscious and unresponsive as she was rushed from school in an ambulance and even stopped breathing at one point.

"I send my child to school every day with the faith that my child will come back healthy. They will be properly supervised, which did not happen. No explanation from nobody,” said Grant.

A Prince William County school official tells FOX 5 laws prohibit them from saying anything about the case. The official would only confirm that a father accompanied a child on a transport from Neabsco Elementary School on Tuesday.

The official says she is not sure there is a story here, but Grant and Washington disagree.

"My biggest issue is it shouldn't be in the reach of children,” said Washington.

"They taste, they touch out of curiosity. So if you're not there to watch them and protect them, you're not doing your job. You don't need to be around children. Period," said Grant.

Grant says he plans to transfer Christy to another school.

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