by Britt L
When you have kids this age doing things this horrible, it makes you wonder whether there is hope for the human race. Two 11-year old boys are now going to have to face the long arm of the law after trying to kill a student in their class. The boys, both in Washington, allegedly conspired to kill one of their classmates because they felt she was “annoying.”
The judge in the case said that it was “the most serious of my career.”
The fifth grader–who’s identity has been withheld because of child privacy laws, hatched a plan with a fellow classmate to stαb to deαth a female student from Fort Colville Elementary school in northeast Washington last February. The boys were serious, caught wih a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, with a full clip of ammunition.
After school counselor Debbie Rodgers reported the incident and obtained the weapons, the boys admitted that one of them would stαb the little girl because she was “really annoying.” Maybe kids have to learn the difference between real life and videogames like Grand Theft Auto.
Judge Allen Nielsen of Stevens County Superior Court dismissed the claims of the boys’ attorney, arguing that the troublesome two were unable to separate fact from fiction.
However, according to counselor Rodgers, the boys showed no signs of experiencing delusions. This means that they were deserving of whatever punishment the courts decided to inflict upon them.
The 11-year-old mastermind in the mμrder plot busted out in tears after the guilty verdict was read in court. He will return back to court November 8 for a sentencing hearing. His accomplice, the 10-year-old boy, was sentenced to three to five years in juvenile detention.
“There is no joy in a conviction,” said the boys’ attorney Tim Rasmussen.
An appeal will be underway for the boys.
Are the children in this generation just that angry? Where is this new source of violent behavior stemming from?