Two Florida middle school girls arrested for creating a hit list, charged with plotting to kill 9
Two teenage middle school girls in Florida were arrested by police officials and are currently facing charges of plotting to kill at least nine people, according to reports.
According to court documents, a teacher at Avan Park Middle School spotted the two 14-year-olds acting "hysterically" on Wednesday while they were looking at a folder. The teacher reportedly overheard the teenagers saying they would be arrested if anyone found about it.
The teacher also reportedly heard one of the girls tell the other one that if they get caught, they should tell the authorities that it was all a prank, according to WTSP-TV. "I'm just going to tell them it's a prank if they call me or if they find it," one of them said.
The teacher, who has not been identified, later found the folder the girls were earlier looking into and saw a mention of guns.
She then alerted the school authorities and police officials of the incident.
According to officials, the teenagers' plans included getting guns, killing their victims and then disposing of their bodies. The folder was reportedly marked “Private Info,” “Do not open” and “Project 11/9” on the cover.
Five of the folder's pages contained plans to contact nine people. The document then mentioned picking up three of them and killing them. The other six people mentioned in a hit list in the folder were also to be killed. The girls mentioned burning or burying the bodies of their potential victims, according to deputies.
The folder also included three pages where the girls had mentioned what they would wear when they were committing the crime, including gloves. While other notes stated "NO NAILS" and "No Hair Showing from the moment we put on our clothes."
The two girls have been charged with criminal attempt to conspire a capital felony for premeditated homicide and criminal attempt to conspire a third-degree felony for kidnapping. The teenagers are currently in a juvenile jail in Bartow.
Prosecutors in Florida reportedly could not say whether the two would be tried as adults.