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Friday, February 15, 2013

Pre-Teens Planned Murder With Gun

Another case of "American exceptionalism." Two male fifth-graders in tiny Colville, Wash., plotted to kill an "annoying" girl.  Just a joke?  Well, a knife and gun was found in a backback and they may be charged with some form of conspiring to murder.  L.A. Times here.   They had also, it is claimed, planned to harm six other kids at the school.   Of course, this raises more nutty calls of arming teachers with guns.
"This was a plan. And it was a plan to kill," Stevens County prosecuting attorney Timothy Rasmussen said Thursday. Rasmussen said he would argue that the 10-year-old and his 11-year-old codefendant be held criminally responsible on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and witness tampering — a charge filed after authorities said the boys promised to pay $80 to a student if he agreed not to tell anyone about the plot.
According to a court affidavit made public this week, the incident came to light shortly before 8 a.m. on Feb. 7, when a fourth-grader told a teacher he had seen an 11-year-old boy with a knife.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is happening to our children in this country, that they would think this was ok.