Three six-year-old US schoolgirls suspended over plot to ‘poison classmate to death with silica gel’

The Mirror is reporting that three six-year-old school girls in Alaska have been suspended for allegedly plotting to poison a classmate to death with “do not eat” silica gel.

The girls’ sick plan was foiled when one of their classmates at an Alaskan school told their father of the sinister plot last week.

But despite their allegedly sinister intentions, silica gel – a drying agent used to keep packaged goods fresh – is not actually poisonous…

An investigation has been launched by the school but no criminal charges have been brought.

The three children involved have been suspended for seven days and could face expulsion.

In an email to parents, headteacher Shanna Mall said the girls will face “significant consequences”.

However, the school has come under fire after the father who uncovered the chilling plot questioned whether suspension was enough…

Police praised the man’s daughter for alerting him to the alleged plot…

More at: Three six-year-old schoolgirls suspended over sick plot to ‘poison classmates to death with silica gel’

 

It’s impossible to know how serious this was, but how should a school deal with a situation like this when the children are so young?

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