Three First Grade Girls Who Plotted To Poison Fellow Classmate Suspended Pending Investigation
In what seems to be a story out of a horror movie, is actually a reality in Anchorage, AK. Three elementary school girls have been sent home and are facing “serious consequences” for planning to kill their classmate. The motive is unknown so far as investigators contnue their probe into the events that happened.
The students planned to poison the lunch of their proposed victim using silica gel. The small pouches labeled “Do Not Eat” are commonly found in various products to maintain dryness. Luckily the silica gel is not harmful if It is ingested. How this plot began remains a mystery as school psychologists are assisting investigators to determine the motive.
Two other students overheard the girls’ plan, and alerted an adult who immediately took action. The parents were notified of the plan, and were encouraged to speak to their daughters about the importance of their actions. Other parents were alerted as well to what happened at Winterberry Charter School.
“The age is one of the things that is most surprising to people who were hearing about this,” spokeswoman, Heidi Embley, told the Alaska Dispatch.
“The important lesson here is to really teach your kids if they hear something like this, something where someone intends to do harm to someone else, they should tell someone that they trust right away,” stated Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro.