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April 23, 2006
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Police arrest 6 Alaska boys in plot

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Six seventh-grade boys, whom police said may have been out for revenge because they were being picked on, were in custody Saturday in North Pole on suspicion they plotted to bring guns and knives to school and kill teachers and students they didn't like.

The boys -- not named because of their ages -- were taken to a Fairbanks Youth Facility and face first-degree conspiracy to commit murder charges, authorities said.

The arrests culminate a tense, weeklong investigation that involved a number of police agencies and that gripped the small town of 1,600. Events during the week stirred numerous parents to keep their children home from North Pole Middle School, school officials said

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