Do you remember being nine? I do. I was a certifiable bad ass within the context of my class room. We chased the kindergardeners around with whiffle ball bats, cursed when no one was looking, and even had a conspiracy to climb over the fence once at recess. One year during elementary school, I remembers the whole class plotted together to mess the room up during recess so the teacher would be mad when we came back in. We spilled a little glitter, maybe messed up some papers, and I remember we put Vick’s Vapor rub on her desk. I thought we were practically criminals. She yelled, we apologized. Apparently kids to day are in another league.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Nine-year-olds at a school in the U.S. state of Georgia brought a broken steak knife, handcuffs and electrical tape to school in a plot to injure their teacher, authorities said on Tuesday.
Teachers at Center Elementary School in, uncovered the plot on Friday when a pupil reported that a child in the third grade had brought a weapon into the school.
“The plan was to handcuff the teacher, put tape over her mouth and hit her over the head with the paperweight and possibly cut her,” said Lt. Duane Caswell of Waycross police, adding that some students said the knife was simply there to cut the tape.
“It was a rather elaborate scheme for children of that age,” he said.
The students spent a week planning the attack and planned to carry it out on the day they were caught, Caswell said.
Nine pupils in the grade, most of whom were 9 years old, have been disciplined and some were given long-term suspensions, said Theresa Martin, spokeswoman for thedistrict in the southeastern part of the state. Caswell said police were also planning to charge three of the children in the juvenile court system with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on a school property.