It’s all fun and games until someone gets an eye put out or a teacher gets stabbed in the chest.
As authorities try to prosecute three young children accused of plotting to attack their third-grade teacher, criminal and child psychiatry experts said Wednesday it’s doubtful students that young intended to seriously hurt anyone and probably wouldn’t have executed their plans.
Waycross police say the third-graders at Center Elementary School brought a broken steak knife, steel handcuffs, duct tape and a crystal paperweight to school after hatching an elaborate plan to knock their teacher unconscious, then restrain and stab her.
Nine children were involved overall, police said, with some of them assigned specific roles such as covering classroom windows and cleaning up any mess.
“Experts say” could be added to the list of famous last words.