Investigation into handling of schoolgirl murder plot

One of the girls accused of plotting to poison a class mate has had her expulsion successfully overturned as the intended victim is forced to leave the school.

The other female student involved in the plot moved interstate after the incident.

The victim took out a restraining order on the teens and then left the school as an independent investigation into the matter has been launched.

Two teenage school girls had intended to put stolen chemicals into the water bottle of another student 'with the intent to kill' an investigation uncovered 

Two teenage school girls had intended to put stolen chemicals into the water bottle of another student 'with the intent to kill' an investigation uncovered 

The girls expulsion was overturned by the Department of Education.  

Education Minister James Merlino ordered the Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution chair Francis Handy to investigate after initially stating the incident was handled correctly.

'As more information has been provided to me about this matter in recent days, I have become increasingly concerned,' he told the Herald Sun. 

'As the minister for education and as a parent, it is my expectation that the protection of children is central to every decision we make.

'Victorians deserve to have confidence in our expulsion and suspension system, and that is why I have ordered this investigation.' 

Education Minister James Merlino ordered the Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution chair Francis Handy to investigate after initially stating the incident was handled correctly.

Education Minister James Merlino ordered the Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution chair Francis Handy to investigate after initially stating the incident was handled correctly.

The Herald Sun exposed the case last year in which the two girls had intended to put stolen chemicals into the water bottle of another student 'with the intent to kill'.

The plan was ultimately foiled when staff of the school discovered the

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