Megan Sheets and Snejana Farberov, Daily Mail, April 22, 2019
Two 14-year-old girl who hatched a plot to kidnap and murder nine of their middle school classmates have been pictured in their mugshots.
Delaney Barnes and Solonge Green were arrested last week in Avon Park, Florida, and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Their elaborate scheme was outlined in an eight-page document hidden in a folder labelled ‘project 11/9’, ‘private info’ and ‘do not open’, according to an arrest report obtained by DailyMail.com.
Five of the pages consisted of written plans to make contact with the nine individual targets at Avon Park Middle School who were identified by their names and initials.
‘The plans were written in great detail as to how they would lure the victims, kill the victims, and dispose of the victims’ bodies,’ the report says.
Barnes and Green allegedly intended to carry out the murders at a ‘traphouse’ in the neighboring town of Sebring using ‘five to eight’ firearms.
‘The plans further speak about the transportation of the victims’ bodies to other locations and their disposal, specifically burning and burying their bodies,’ the report said.
The three additional papers in the folder had handwritten notes with further details such as the outfits they would wear when committing the crimes.
Police did not reveal specifics about the outfits beyond that they included gloves and that the note said: ‘NO NAILS’ and ‘NO Hair Showing from the moment we put on these clothes we N***AS!’
The alleged plot was foiled last Wednesday after the girls misplaced the folder and it was discovered by a teacher at Avon Park Middle School.
The teacher told investigators that Barnes and Green were ‘hysterical’ as they frantically scoured the classroom, including other students’ backpacks, in search of the lost folder.
She allegedly overheard one of them tell the other: ‘I’m just going to tell them it’s a prank if they call me or if they find [the folder].’
The teacher tracked down the folder and contacted authorities when she saw what was inside.
Police interviewed both suspects separately with their parents present, but the details of those interviews were redacted in police reports.
The victims listed in the folder were contacted by authorities and have decided to pursue charges against the girls.
Barnes and Green were taken to the Juvenile Justice Facility in Bartow.
They face nine counts each of criminal attempt to conspire a capital felony for premeditated homicide and criminal attempt to conspire a third-degree felony for kidnapping.
‘It doesn’t matter if they thought it was a joke. It’s not a joke. There’s no joking about something like this. You don’t make a joke about killing people. It’s not a joke,’ Scott Dressel with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office told WFTS.
‘This was a case where the system worked like it was supposed to, a teacher saw something that was suspicious, followed it up, found something and alerted the school authorities and the school resource deputy,’ he added.
Deputy Superintendent for Highlands County Schools Andrew Lethbridge said in a statement: ‘We would like to remind students (and everyone) that we are all held accountable for the information that we communicate.
‘The SBHC takes threats very seriously and we work closely with the HCSO to investigate them. We have stressed the concept that if staff or students hear or see something that concerns them, to please share that information with someone that can do something about it.
‘In this situation, we witnessed this concept in action. This enables us to be proactive and respond to situations prior to an incident taking place.