Girls carry knives, meat cleaver to school to kill students, drink their blood so they could 'be with Satan'
Two students, 11 and 12, at Bartow Middle School were found hiding in the bathroom with the weapons waiting to carry out their macabre plan
Law enforcement authorities revealed Wednesday that two middle school girls who plotted to kill their classmates, cut them up, and drink their blood before "leaving their body parts at the entrance" and killing themselves were apprehended Tuesday after they brought knives and a pizza cutter to school in order to execute their vicious plan.
According to arrest affidavits released by the Bartow Police Department, the two girls, aged 11 and 12, were armed with knives at Bartow Middle School, Florida, before they were caught. Fortunately, no one was hurt, Daily Mail reports.
The duo now faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and possession of a weapon at school, among other charges. Deputy Police Chief Bryan Dorman said in an email that whether the girls will be charged formally as juveniles or adults will be up to prosecutors to decide. Both were sent to a juvenile detention facility after their arrest.
That said, police have now released images of the weapons the responding officers recovered from the girls. The stash of weapons included a meat cleaver, a pizza cutter, and a goblet — which they presumably would use to drink the victims' blood, police said.
According to the police affidavit, the girls had planned to stake out a school bathroom where they would ambush smaller students and attack them. Authorities said the pair planned to slice their victims' throats, cut up their bodies, eat the flesh and then drink their blood. After executing the plot, the students would proceed to stab themselves fatally.
"The plan was to kill at least one student but were hoping to kill anywhere from 15-25 students," the affidavit said. "Killing all of these students was in hopes it would make them worse sinners ensuring that after they committed suicide ... (they) would go to hell so they could be with Satan."
The girls apparently came up with the plot after watching a series of "scary" movies at one of their houses over the weekend, detectives said. According to WFTV, authorities recovered disturbing messages from their respective cellphones which indicated they planned to "leave [the] body parts at the entrance" before killing themselves.
School administrators searched for the girls up and down the premises after they didn't show up for class on Tuesday, thus foiling the alleged plot. Police said that administrators eventually located the duo in a bathroom stall and brought them back to their offices. They found four knives, a pizza cutter, and a knife sharpener on their person.
According to Polk County Schools officials, extra police officers and guidance counselors would be present at the school this week following the distressing ordeal. School officials said in a tweet: "School staff quickly responded to a report of suspicious behavior; the students were taken into custody, and no one was harmed."