February 14th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Fifth-grade boys' plot to kill a classmate thwarted

Two fifth-grade boys armed with a stolen semi-automatic gun, ammunition clip and knife plotted to kill a classmate in Washington state but were thwarted when another student informed a school employee, authorities said Thursday.

The two boys, who told police they considered the girl rude and annoying, won't be tried as adults and will be in court next Wednesday for a capacity hearing, said Tim Rasmussen, the Stevens County prosecuting attorney.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    anyway girls are usu bigger than boys in the fifth grade...she was probally stuffing them their lockers...lol

    February 14, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      you mean girls eat too many calories?

      February 15, 2013 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      jif it looks like you got alotta love taps in middle school...lol...i was referring to pre-puberty where everyone is basically same size...lol

      February 15, 2013 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Salut

    This definitely sounds like a mental health problem and not a criminal problem...yet.
    How terrible that this sort of thing happens at all. We have primate brains, and they haven't evolved very well, so let's just try to stay rational about this despite having brains little better than that fifth-grader's.

    February 15, 2013 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • ldean50

      Don't be so quick to lable "mean" as "mental health." You insult people who have real "mental health" issues where violence is rare and usually turned inward.

      February 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Joke aside this is worrisome. But perhaps we are getting rather used to this sort of thing. Kids plotting and carrying out scary plots.
    Where did they steal the semi-automatic from?

    February 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ldean50

      probably their tea-party dad...

      February 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Repub

      Make a bet they are Democrats, it takes two Democrat males with weapons to take on just one female. Just look at the Democrat Party with their Queen in Charge Nanci Pelosi, all the Democrat men in that party are missing their testicles and have installed Falopian Tubes, just ask Hareless Reid!!!!

      March 12, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Blah

    Time to round up all of the problem kids ruining education for the normals and use them for free labor

    February 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Don

    Yesterday Don Lemon reported on the two boys, age 10 & 11 who planned to murder a girl who they said was annoying to them. He said that the plot was discovered because another student "Ratted them out". Why in the world would you put such a negitive spin on the act of reporting a planned crime which could result in the death of a young girl. This kid who "Ratted them out" should be praised for his action. We need more young people who hear of a plot like this to speak up and tell someone about it and not to be referred to as "rats" for speaking up and possibly saving someone's life. To make it sound like he/she did something wrong is very irresponsibale reporting.

    February 17, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. candi

    I think he is a hero not a rat or snitch. it was his heart and use of common sense that prevent that girl from being harmed. and also hotline lines for where children, teachers, and faculity should be provided. it can maje school systems a lot more safe.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. candi

    the government should help make ut safer if not dont they have that moms against drunk drivers why dont they have moms make it safe for school kids?

    February 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. candi

    oh by the way what about the safety of the person who said something?

    February 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. USA123

    What happened to just pinching his/her arm and running away? This world has really changed....tsk tsk..

    March 11, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
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