Girls Planned Knife Attack's At Bartow Middle School

Charlene Craig
October 27, 2018

The alleged mass-murder was foiled after one of the girls was reported missing from class, prompting a search of the school.

Additional police were already on campus because a student had notified a teacher of a rumored threat to students.

When asked about their motives, the girls reportedly told authorities that they worship Satan.

Two girls, 11 and 12 years old, mapped out their plan and then waited in the school bathroom Tuesday, before being stopped by school staff, police say. But police said they'd been planning the ritual since the past weekend.

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Police told the news station that the girls were waiting in the bathroom so they could overpower smaller students. "I believe that these two small children".

The girls were taken to the principal's office and a paring knife and sharpener were found on the person of one of them.

Extra police officers and guidance counsellors have been drafted into the school for the rest of the week.

A check of the girls' residences uncovered a drawing outlining the school and hallways and marking the restroom where they planned to carry out their plan, the affidavit said.

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Officers searched the students' phones and found that the two had discussed killing themselves after leaving their classmates' body parts by the school's entrance.

A hand-drawn map of the school was allegedly discovered with the words, "Go to kill in bathroom", written on top of it.

The Bartow Middle School students were arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon on school property, carrying a concealed weapon, and disruption of a school function, Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall said during a news conference. "I believe that these two small children (.) seriously sat down and plotted to do serious bodily harm to another student at school".

Police said the girls planned to kill as many as 15 students.

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The school's superintendent, Jacqueline Byrd, made a statement saying, "It is very disturbing to me, not only as an educator but also as a superintendent and as a parent, but I want parents to know we're going to do everything to keep their kids safe". The investigation also revealed messages between the two, detailing the plans for their attack. "The plan did work".

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