The two girls were arrested and are now facing both felony and misdemeanor charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. Local television station WFLA reports that the arrest affidavit states that “[k]illing all of these students was in hopes that it would make them worse sinners, ensuring that after they committed suicide [they] would get to go to Hell so they could be with Satan.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) Two Florida middle school students, ages 11 and 12, are facing criminal charges after acknowledging to police that they had brought knives to school to murder over a dozen younger children and then kill themselves so that they could “be with Satan.”
According to reports, the two girls came up with the plot over the weekend while watching scary movies. Another student tipped off a teacher at Bartow Middle School that they had heard that “something bad” was going to happen on Tuesday. The teacher then alerted the principal, and extra police resource officers were placed on watch that day as a result.
After the mother of one of the girls received a robo-call that their child was not in class that morning, she called the school to advise that her daughter should indeed be there as she had dropped her off. Principal Christopher Roberts immediately organized a search, and Assistant Principal Chandra Johnson found the girl and a friend in the bathroom, holding a goblet.
The girls were escorted to Roberts’ office where they were asked to empty their pockets. After one of the girls pulled out a paring knife and a knife sharpener, the school resource officer also searched their bags and found a number of weapons, including a butcher knife and a pizza cutter.