Two Towns Try to Deal with the Possibility That Local School Kids Planned to Deal Death

April 23, 2006 - Posted at 12:59 p.m. CST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ Police in a small Alaska town near

Fairbanks are holding a half-dozen seventh-graders. Authorities say

they had an elaborate plan to kill classmates and teachers.

According to the police chief, the kids felt picked on by other

students and disliked some of the staff members. These students are

around 13 years old. North Pole, Alaska is about 14 miles southeast

of Fairbanks.

In Riverton, Kansas, five teens, ages 16 to 18, should find out

this week whether the attorney general will charge them in what

authorities believe was a Columbine-style scheme to kill people.

Some students say the suspects were worried that they would get in

trouble over the alleged plot, claiming it was really all a joke.

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