Two 14-Year-Old Girls Arrested In Plot To Kill Nine People

Two 14-year-old girls were arrested at school after their teacher learned of their plot to kill nine people

Avon Park, FL – Two 14-year-old girls in Florida were arrested after a teacher learned about the teens’ plans to kill nine people.

The Highlands County School Board stated that the students were taken into custody on Wednesday for “a possible plan to harm others off campus,” according to CNN.

A teacher saw the two girls acting in a “hysterical” manner when they were searching for a folder in a classroom, according to the arrest report.

The 14-year-old girls were worried they could be arrested, the teacher told police, if the folder was found. One of the girls said, "I'm just going to tell them it's a prank if they call me or if they find it,” according to CNN.

The teacher found the folder and there was a letter inside that mentioned guns, according to the arrest report.

The folder contained eight pieces of paper that had written plans to get gun, kill nine people on their hit list, and then dispose of the bodies, CNN reported.

Each of the teen girls face nine counts of conspiracy to commit murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, CNN reported.

Andrew Lethbridge, the Highlands County School System Deputy Superintendent, told WFLA that the district took the threats very seriously.

The school district said that all the families involved in the incident have been contacted, according to WFLA.

"Whether it's in print or something that we say, it matters, and we are held accountable for those words," Lethbridge said, according to WFLA.

Javier Maldonado has a child who is a student at the middle school and says many parents knew about the hit list.

"I mean it's crazy, a small town and people are getting crazy now days and especially you would think at a high school, but a middle school is pretty tough, right," said Maldonado, according to WFLA.

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ffangel4u
ffangel4u

I wish whomever wrote this would stay away from the Cop Hating CNN. Highlands County Sheriff's Office was never mentioned in this one time. These kids had a notebook with a type of journal of in which they would do and it sounded like it would be done on 11/9 (if you turn it around 9/11).

investigator
investigator

Several parents KNEW about the hit list????????? And no one did anything???WTH!!!

Propolice
Propolice

These girls need serious reconditioning. Severe punishments whether in a prison or work farm. Their parents should go to prison as well.They are responsible.

DGraves
DGraves

Boot camp for five years, the both of them and the parents.

Njaz
Njaz

I believe the notebook was misplaced as protection from God so as to not harm anyone- thank you teacher. As for the girls, they will need to be watched very closely- something is seriously amiss with them. Junior high is a difficult age, but most people don't devise murder plots. Sick...& very, very sad.