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Old 16 February 2013, 07:11 AM
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Default Year five boys 'plot to kill girl at US school'

Two young US boys have been arrested after allegedly plotting to kill a classmate because they thought she was "really annoying" and rude.
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Old 16 February 2013, 07:49 AM
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In the US, we'd call them fifth grade students. Calling them year five makes it sound like they're five years old.
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Old 16 February 2013, 06:44 PM
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The boys, aged 10 and 11, planned to use a stolen semi-automatic gun and a knife
The local news is just saying gun or handgun.

There has also been problems in the past of police interrogators get confessions out of child that never committed the crime in question. Physical evidence later proved the children's innocent.

More news:
Prosecutors must provide burden of proof to try Colville 5th graders
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Old 16 February 2013, 06:55 PM
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Double ugh. One ugh for the actions, if they actually happened. Second ugh because I saw the teaser for this on Yahoo and it disappeared before I could read it. That led me to click through to read my cousin's status on FB. The visible portion sounded like it might refer to this incident, but it was styled like one of the UL's that one occasionally reads.
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Old 20 February 2013, 12:44 AM
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And, naturally, this happened.

Thankfully, there is some common sense in Eastern Washington:
"Yes, I would entertain it as an option," Cashion said, but warned that professionals that teach children may not want to go through extensive training to "level a weapon at a fifth-grader and shoot them."
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Old 20 February 2013, 03:30 AM
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... Speaking as an eastern Washington resident, that just may be a first.
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