A 16-year-old white girl has been arrested after allegedly planning to kill attendees of a predominantly black church in Georgia, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports.
The Gainesville Police Department said the student at Gainesville High School was planning on attacking Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Police found that the church was targeted “based on the racial demographics of the church members.”
Students said the girl had written “detailed plans to commit murder” at the church in a notebook. School resource officers alerted police, who took the teen into custody. It was not clear how she planned to carry out the attack, but the girl had a collection of knives, police said.