Third graders are smarter than me
April 1, 2008 4 Comments
It never would have occurred to me to cover the windows if I was planning a murder. I’m fairly impressed by the foresight demonstrated by this alleged conspiracy of third graders to tie up and messily slaughter their teacher.
WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) – A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.
… The children, ages 8 and 9, were apparently mad at the teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, Tanner said. A prosecutor said they are too young to be charged with a crime under Georgia law.
… Police seized a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape, electrical and transparent tape, ribbons and a crystal paperweight from the students, who apparently intended to use them against the teacher, Tanner said.
Nine children have been given discipline up to and including long-term suspension, said Theresa Martin, spokeswoman for the Ware County school system.
Impressed, in a completely terrified what-is-this-world-coming-to kind of way. Cleaning up afterwards? What are kids watching these days?