- Authorities said two middle school girls from Florida planned to kill classmates and drink their blood.
- The girls, aged 11 and 12, were arrested on Tuesday. No one was harmed.
- They were found hiding in the bathroom with a goblet, according to investigators.
- The girls reportedly told authorities they worship Satan.
Two middle school girls from Bartow, Florida, were arrested on Tuesday in connection to a “plot to harm other students,”authorities said. Police believe the girls, aged 11 and 12, were plotting to kill other students and drink their blood, according to a statement from the Bartow Police Department, per ABC-affiliated WFTS.
School staff found the girls in a bathroom stall after they didn’t show up for class. Authorities said the girls planned to wait there and corner potential victims.
“They wanted to kill at least 15 people and were waiting in the bathroom to find smaller kids that they could overpower to be their victims,” Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall said during a press conference.
The girls, who are in sixth and seventh grade, were arrested on Tuesday. No students or staff were harmed.
“I believe that these two small children – I’m going to call them small children; they are only 11 and 12 – seriously sat down and plotted to do bodily harm to another student at the school,” Hall said.
The girls were reportedly found with several items the police believe they intended to use to harm others, including a pizza cutter, butcher knife, paring knife, and sharpener. The middle schoolers were also reportedly found with what was described as a “goblet,” which authorities believe they planned to use to drink victims’ blood.
Detectives said they found messages after searching one of the girl’s phones that said the girls planned to kill themselves after their alleged plan.
When asked about their motives, the girls reportedly told authorities that they worship Satan.
In a statement on Wednesday, Hall said he found the incident “troubling.” “In fact, it shook me to my core when I was notified of it,” he said.
Hall called the case an “isolated incident.”
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