Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Guardian: US police foil primary school plot to attack teacher

he plot was meticulously prepared. The group was armed with a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape, and a glass paperweight, and members had been assigned specific roles including standing guard and cleaning up after the attack.

What shocked police officers as they moved in, acting on a tip-off, was the nature of the would-be attackers and their chosen victim. The group included nine primary school pupils, girls as well as boys, aged eight and nine; their apparent target was their schoolteacher in Georgia.

None of the children can be named, nor charged under Georgia law. But Tony Tanner, the local police chief, said the intended assault had been serious.

He told reporters: "We did not hear anybody say they intended to kill her, but could they have accidentally killed her? Absolutely." Read more
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