Tennessee sixth graders charged with plot to kill at school
Two Tennessee sixth graders have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after investigators found a hand-drawn map and plans to shoot faculty and students.
CROSSVILLE, TN (AP) - Two Tennessee sixth graders have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after investigators found a hand-drawn map and plans to shoot faculty and students.
Cumberland County school and law enforcement officials said in a news release Monday that the two students planned to bring weapons and hide them in the locker room until the last day of school.
The release said investigators found no weapons in searches of both students' homes. The investigation began after information was received from the school resource officer for South Cumberland Elementary.
The students were arrested Friday and held in juvenile detention awaiting a hearing in Juvenile Court.
Director of Schools Janet Graham said in the release that students and staff weren't believed to be in any immediate danger during the investigation.
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