Two middle school girls brought knives to school in a foiled plot to kill classmates, cut them up and drink their blood, according to police in central Florida.
An 11-year-old and 12-year-old girl were armed with knives at Bartow Middle School on Tuesday before they were caught, the Bartow Police Department said.
No one was hurt in the incident.
“It shook me to my core when I was notified of it,” said Joe Hall, Bartow Police chief, in a statement. “However, I want to make it clear that your children are our most precious citizens here in the City and we do everything we can, every single day to make sure our children are safe.”
The girls planned to stake out a bathroom and wait for smaller students to enter, according to investigators.
The students planned to cut their victims’ throats, cut up their bodies, eat the flesh and drink their victims’ blood, authorities said.
Investigators said they found a message on one of the girl’s phones that they planned “to leave body parts at the entrance” and then take their own lives, WFTV reported. The girls are reportedly Satanists.
The plot was foiled when administrators searched for them after they didn’t show up for class.