According to Fox News on Tuesday, three first grade girls have been suspended from school for attempting to poison a classmate in Anchorage, Alaska. The principal at Winterberry Charter School confirmed the plot of the three six-year-olds to kill another six-year-old student.
KTUU in Anchorage reported that the plot was also confirmed by an Anchorage police spokesperson, Jennifer Castro. The spokesperson explained that there was indeed a plot to kill another student at the well-known charter school in Anchorage. Another student reported to an adult what the three girls were planning to do. That’s why the plan was stopped.
Parents of first graders were sent an e-mail explaining what the three girls had plotted to do. After their suspension is over, the girls are expected to return to school without any legal action taken against them. No motive was revealed why the three girls wanted to kill their classmate.
The three girls planned to use silica gel as the main ingredient. They thought silica gel would kill their classmate because of the warning, “DO NOT EAT” on the packet. Despite the warning, silica gel is not usually toxic. Silica gel is a drying agent used to remove moisture from a container. Silica gel packs are found in boxes containing electronics or new shoes and inside purses or medicine bottles. The packets contain either granular silicic acid, which resembles sand, or tiny gel beads. Even though silica gel is non-toxic, the package warns not to eat it because it is not food, and it could be a choking hazard if the granules or beads become lodged in the throat of a small child or animal.