Daily Mail: Two Fifth grade students, 10 and 11, have been charged with plotting to kill a girl at their school and bribing another student to keep quiet about it. The student informed a teacher who found a knife and a handgun inside one of the two boy's backpacks.
The boys, who were reportedly hoping to lure the girl outside the school and kill her because she was 'really annoying', have also confessed to planning to attack six other pupils.
They paid another student, who found out about the plot at Fort Colville Elementary School, $80 to keep it a secret.
The case has stunned the small U.S. town of Colville in Washington, where Stevens County prosecuting attorney, Timothy Rasmussen, will argue that the defendants should be held criminally responsible on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in the first-degree and witness tampering.
Mr Rasmussen told the Los Angeles Times yesterday: 'This was a plan. And it was a plan to kill.'