Am I getting too old to be bewildered by news stories like this?
The plot was meticulously prepared. The group was armed with a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape, and a glass paperweight, and members had been assigned specific roles including standing guard and cleaning up after the attack.
What shocked police officers as they moved in, acting on a tip-off, was the nature of the would-be attackers and their chosen victim. The group included nine primary school pupils, girls as well as boys, aged eight and nine; their apparent target was their schoolteacher in Georgia.....Initial police inquiries suggested the plot may have been hatched in revenge after the teacher had reprimanded a girl pupil for standing on a chair.