A 16-year-old girl was arrested after authorities discovered her plan to kill people in a predominantly black Hall County church.
The teenager, who is white, was planning to attack the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to Gainesville police.
Police chief Jay Parrish said on Tuesday in a news release. "The church was immediately notified by Gainesville police about the incident to ensure the safety of our community and to control the current threat."
According to Channel 2 Action News, the girl once visited the church, but nobody was there. It is not clear how she wanted to carry out the attack, but Parrish said the teenager had collected knives.
Gainesville high school administrators learned of the alleged conspiracy of students According to Parrish the girl in the church a notebook with "detailed murder plans".
The administrators informed school administrators about the plan on Friday and opened an investigation. They reviewed the threat and handed over the investigation to the Gainesville police, which took the girl into custody, Parrish said. Her name was not published.
The teenager was charged with the criminal attempt to commit murder and taken to the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center.
"This is an active investigation and a prime example of how close relationships between the student body, school administration and law enforcement agencies can intercept a potentially horrific incident," said Parrish. 19659011] In other news:
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