The children arrived at school carrying a knife, handcuffs and duct tape ready to abduct and allegedly torture their instructor. The shocking story arrives out of Waycross, Georgia, Tuesday with local residents and national news station both reporting shock.
Involving as many as nine boys and girls, the Center Elementary School was the scene today for a half-dozen police cars descending on the school in what witnesses thought initially was a school shooting.
Police were clued into the planned attack on Friday by another student and were ready for the students involved when they arrived today at school.
Officials said that the children planned to abudct the instructor, knock her out with a paperweight and then stab her with the knife. They did not intend to kill her, so they say, but that statement does not seem to be influencing any police investigating the threat.
The nine students have been reunited with their parents and many have been placed on long-term suspension while the police continue their investigation.