So, apparently, a group of third graders at Georgia school got upset with a teacher and plotted to knock her out, tie her up, and stab her with a steak knife. No, really. They actually brought supplies (a paperweight to knock her out, handcuffs and tape to bind her hands) and assigned different duties (one student would have covered the windows, another would have cleaned up afterwards). Nobody knows if they really intended to harm the teacher, but it’s kind of scary that they even got this far. Luckily, they were outed before they implemented their plan. It makes me wonder what would have happened, though. Third graders can be persistent buggers, and I don’t know if I’d be able to withstand 9 of them attacking me with blunt objects.
But it certainly shows a lot about kids in the 8 to 10 age range when you look at their motive: they were angry with the teacher for scolding one of them for standing on a chair. Wow.