Three Middle School Students Arrested On Conspiracy Charges

 

 

 

 

” Three middle school students face serious charges after police say they were planning to cause “chaos” at their school.

Two have been arrested; one is in the hospital and has been served with a warrant, FOX 13’s Josh Cascio reported from a Lakeland Police Department news conference.

The student in the hospital is being held under Florida’s Baker Act, a law that allows someone to be involuntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation, and examined for up to three days.

The students are charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, and conspiracy to construct destructive devices. They are two girls and a boy, ages 12 and 13, police said.

The arrests may have averted a potential crisis at Sleepy Hill Middle School, the Lakeland Police Department said Friday.

Police say they were contacted by the school on April 2 about “disturbing” information in a student’s notebook. Investigators say the kids’ plans to build and set off explosives unraveled when a guidance counselor found writings in one of the girls’ notebooks. “

 

 

 

 

 

HT/Michael Yon