Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Maybe the stupidest thing ever said. Ever.

From the associated press:

Cops: 3rd-graders Plotted Teacher Attack

A group of children ages 8 to 10 apparently were mad at their teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, authorities say.

That led the third-graders, as many as nine boys and girls, to plot an attack on the teacher at Center Elementary School in south Georgia.

Police Chief Tony Tanner said the students apparently planned to knock the teacher unconscious with a glass paperweight, bind her with handcuffs and duct tape and then stab her with a broken steak knife.

The scheme involved a division of roles, Tanner said. One child's job was to cover windows so no one could see outside, and another was supposed to clean up after the attack.

And what's the stupidest thing ever said?

Good old Police Chief Tony Tanner says, "You can't dismiss it, but because they are kids, they may have thought this was like a cartoon — we do whatever and then she stands up and she's OK. That's a hard call."

Really? Nine kids plan to hit their teacher in the head to the point of unconsciousness, use both handcuffs and duct tape to immobilize her, and then STAB HER WITH A KNIFE, and that's a hard call?

I'm sure the Columbine kids thought that a little flag with the the word "bang" would come out of their guns, too.

God help us.

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