Police: Kansas City girls say they tried to blow up school

Friday, January 7, 2011 | 10:15 a.m. CST

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City police say two 15-year-old girls tried but failed to blow up a high school by starting a fire near gas lines.

Police responded to a report of suspicious activity just after midnight Wednesday at Northeast High School.

KCTV reports one of the girls told officers they were being picked on and teachers wouldn't do anything about it, so they wanted to blow up the school.

Investigators found charred papers and leaves, along with used matchsticks, near several large gas lines protruding from the school.

The girls were released to guardians who said they didn't know the teens were out past curfew.

Kansas City school officials say the girls were not students in the district.

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