Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Missing the Point

In WAYCROSS, Ga., eleven third-grade students got together and plotted to kill their teacher, even going so far as to bring handcuffs and a knife to school. Each child had a job to do, including one assigned to wipe up the blood.

The plot unraveled over the weekend when a student tipped off police, Waycross Local 6 reported.

School officials said they never imagined that some of the 8- and 9-year-olds boys and girls at the school would think of bringing physical harm to a teacher, WJXT reported.

In addition to the knife being found, the school officials said other students had duct tape, handcuffs, ribbon and a heavy crystal paperweight.

In a typical ninnyhammer reaction: "I can't believe that -- because he's a third-grader. You know, I cannot believe that. Especially, for here," said parent Doris Rowland.

Heads in the sand – again.

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