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5 Clifton Elementary School Children Plot School Destruction

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December 3,2015

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

CLIFTON, N.J. , Clifton Police report that five elementary school children from Clifton, N.J., have been arrested for allegedly planning to set off an explosive device at Clifton high school.

The kids, ages 10 and 11, are fifth-graders from Clifton Elementary School number 11. Police said they were allegedly planning to set-off an explosive device at an assembly being held at Clifton High School Wednesday.

Teachers and administrators at Clifton Elementary School #11 uncovered written plans on how the attack would occur and contacted police.

Police discovered the “device” but there were no explosives found inside of it. Instead, it was filled with vinegar and cinnamon . A this point the intent seemed clear but the scheme would not have worked.

The kids were arrested and released to their parents.All five have been suspended from school.There are no official charges at this point.