Crazy Kids

Anyone remember Lois Duncan's kids-who-attack-their-teacher YA book Killing Mr. Griffin? Well, imagine the plot of that book come to life with a bunch of 8-year-olds. News sites are buzzing this morning about a posse of (possibly) learning-disabled punks in a 3rd-grade class who, according to the AP, "plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward." The kids, from an elementary school in Georgia, were apparently upset because their female teacher had reprimanded one of them for standing on a chair. [MSNBC]