Police record talk with shocked NH teen, teacher
DOVER, N.H. -- Revealing interviews show what may have led a Dover, N.H., student to be shocked in class.
Police released an interview with Kyle DuBois and his teacher, Thomas Kelley, after the teen shocked himself in class, sending him to the hospital.
Students in the electrical technology classroom say Kelley was in on the prank, even offering the teen soda if he did it.
Police say they interviewed the teacher hours later, at which point he vehemently denied taking part. He alleges he even told the students to knock it off.
“The one thing I remember him saying is, ‘What will you give me if I clip these to my nipples?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘Give me a Mountain Dew, Kelley,’” the teacher can be seen telling police during the recorded interview.
Authorities interviewed the teen a week later when he was out of the hospital, who remembered a friend taking part in the dare, not the teacher.
“I bet ya free Mountain Dew first year every day, the friend did… to zap myself,” said DuBois to police.
Neither he nor his teacher has returned to the school. DuBois is still recovering, and his teacher has been on paid administrative leave while the school district investigates the incident.
Police told DuBois and his father that they felt the classroom was a free-for-all but didn’t think any criminal activity had occurred.
The school superintendent says he hopes to have his investigation wrapped up within the next two weeks, at which time the school board will decide the teacher’s future.
Some of DuBois' classmates used a cell phone to record the teen attaching electrical clamps to his chest and shocking himself. DuBois' heart subsequently stopped, and Kelley performed CPR.
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