Girls planned to attack and kill at least 15 students — Bartow PD

Two schoolgirls brought knives to school in a foiled plot to kill classmates cut them up and drink their blood authorities in Florida said. The two girls aged 11 and 12 were armed with knives at Bartow Middle School before they were caught according

Two Florida middle school students were stopped from carrying out a plotted stabbing spree Tuesday. As a result, officials were on campus Tuesday.

Hall called the case an "isolated incident".

Fortunately, the girls were found by the assistant principal before they could carry out the alleged attack. The girls were holding a goblet which an administrator suspected was being used to drink alcohol.

When Principal Christopher Roberts ordered the 11-year-old to empty her pockets, she handed over a paring knife and a sharpener, Mr Hall said.

The girls were reportedly found with several items the police believe they meant to use to harm others, including a pizza cutter, butcher knife, paring knife, and sharpener. Police believe the girls, aged 11 and 12, were plotting to kill other students and drink their blood, according to a statement from the Bartow Police Department, per ABC-affiliated WFTS.

"As I sat there last night and watched these interviews, I do not believe this was a joke", Hall said.

After the girls were taken into custody, investigators searched their homes and found a hand-drawn map of Bartow Middle School with the words, "Go to kill in bathroom", written on it.

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After they'd eaten their fill - while they'd be satisfied with one student, they wanted to kill 15-25 of them - they planned to stab themselves to death. Knives, scissors and a pizza cutter were also found, according to Fox 13. The girls then planned to kill themselves, they said. "I think they were both in it together".

The girls face a number of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.

Prosecutors will now decide whether the two girls will be charged as juveniles or as adults.

As of Wednesday evening, neither child had an attorney listed. The two were reportedly hiding there in order to victimize younger children who could be easily overpowered, according to the station.

Polk County school officials tweeted that extra police officers and guidance counselors would be available during the week - hopefully, for would-be "vampires", too.

Ms Byrd did not explain how the students had been able to bringing knives onto campus, but credited the district's safety procedures with thwarting an attack. "The plan did work".

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