5th graders accused of rape, murder plot
Updated: Tuesday, April 2 2013, 08:05 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Two fifth grade boys in Washington state are accused of plotting to rape a kill a girl in their class.
They could face up to two years in juvenile lockup.
The plan was for one boy to rape the girl, while the other stood by, ready to shoot anyone who came near.
The plan was stopped when another student reported seeing them with a knife.
Police later found a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition in one of the boy's bags.
Both boys were expelled from school and face charges of conspiracy to commit first degree murder among other charges.