Three elementary school students are in trouble for plotting to kill their teacher with hand sanitizer.   The teacher is allergic and the stuff is banned from the classroom.

The plot was allegedly hatched in December at Elba Elementary School near Buffalo, New York.  The fourth-grade girls told their classmates they were going to  kill their teacher because she was mean to them.  They were planning to smear hand sanitizer on all the things the teacher touched.

Authorities aren’t sure if the girls were really going to go through with it, but one student told his mom, who got word to the school administration.

So how mean is this teacher?  One student said the teacher "yells at us and that the class has problems with her".

According to a Sheriff's Department report, students said bullying was an issue in the classroom, and that the class "had problems working together."

In the end, the school decided it would handle the case, so the Sheriff's Department is no longer involved.  Elba Central School District Superintendent Jerome Piwko emphasized that "no one was injured or actually placed in harm's way.”  The statement went on to say, "The district plans to, “use this incident as a vehicle for educating the District's students regarding appropriate behaviors.”