Fox News – 3rd Graders Plotted to Kill Teacher

Officials at the Center Elementary School in Waycross, Georgia, have thwarted a plot by a group of third grade special education students to kill their teacher. Officials learned of the plot on March 28, 2008, when a student told authorities about the plan before the start of the school day.

The students allegedly brought a broken steak knife, a roll of duct tape, handcuffs, ribbon, and a crystal paperweight to class in a bid to kill their teacher, Belle Carter. The students, ages 8 and 9, were mad at her because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair.

Three of the students have been identified as ringleaders. They could be expelled, but are too young to be charged with a crime under Georgia law.

Did special ed students really think they could get away with murder in public? They can’t even read.