A fifth-graders murder plot has unfolded in eastern Washington. On Feb. 14, the LA Times reported that two young boys were planning to kill a female student at Fort Colville Elementary School. A 10-year-old and his 11-year-old friend found the girl student "annoying" and they thought that killing her would be best -- and while they were at it, they would take out another few students.
The alarming discovery of a gun and a knife was found in the backpack of one of the students behind this plot. This all came to light on Feb. 7 when another student told a teacher at the school that he had seen a student with a knife.
Although the fifth-graders murder plot was foiled, the thought of what could have happened at this school is frightening. The boys could be charged in this case -- a hearing is set for Feb. 20. The weapons that were taken out of the backpack were "a knife with a 3¼-inch blade, a .45-caliber Remington 1911 semiautomatic handgun and an ammunition clip" according to the LA Times. There is no word on where the 10-year-old got the weapons, however the 11-year-old did reveal the truth behind them.
The student told police that a girl he had been friends with previously recently became somewhat of a bully to him. He said that she had been picking on him and that she was "rude." Then, he spoke about his plan to put an end to her. "I was going to kill her with the knife and [the other boy] was supposed to use the gun to keep anyone from trying to stop me or mess up our plan," he told police.
The fifth-graders murder plot also included harming (or killing) an additional six students at the school.
© Effie Orfanides 2013