Two seventh-grade girls in New Jersey are in hot water because they allegedly made a YouTube video in which they threatened to kill as many as 12 of their classmates.
The 20-minute video is no longer posted on the site, and the girls have been pulled from school at PS 27 in Paterson, N.J.
During the clip, the girls talked about their assassin skills and said they wanted to stab several students. "I have special killing thingies for different people," one of the girls says during the video. "I think about killing her. I don't know why she's annoying."
The trouble started on Tuesday during a journal writing exercise. One of the girls apparently wrote down the names of the girls she wanted to kill and then read the list aloud.
A mother of one of the threatened students talked about what happened next: "My daughter said to her, 'You want to kill me?’ She said, 'Yes I want to kill you.'" After that exchange, the frightened girl called her from the bathroom.
The mother saw the YouTube video before it was pulled down. She recognized the girl who threatened her daughter and saw that another student participated off-camera.
"She got into detail, that she's going to stab, kill, choke," said the mother. "You can't finish the video, you're so shocked this girl's actually talking this way."
"We have been communicating with the parents who had children in the same class as these two students," said Paterson schools spokesperson Terry Corallo. "We have assured these parents that we have taken this issue very seriously and are taking the necessary steps to address this issue. Additionally, the video has been pulled from YouTube. This is now a police investigation and they will have our full cooperation."
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