In Waycross, Georgia, a group of 3rd graders (yes, that says 3rd graders, 8 year olds!!) planned an attack on their teacher. They plotted together and each was assigned a different job, including covering the windows so nobody could see in/out and cleaning up afterward. Between the 9 students involved, they had collected a broken steak knife, duct tape, hand cuffs and other items!!
The children were mad at the teacher for one of them being scolded for standing on a chair. Ya, that seems like a reason to plan a murder. Whether they could actually have pulled this off or not is hardly the point. The fact that they could have such evil intents at such a young age is what is extremely disturbing to me.
So, when people ask me why I want to deprive my children from the socialization that ONLY (see me rolling my eyes) public school can bring, I will point them to this article. I'm glad they are secluded from kids like this.
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