A New Jersey fifth grader has been hit with juvenile charges for allegedly plotting to kill 40 of his classmates. Authorities say that the unidentified fifth-grader from Wall Township had a list of 40 fellow students, and he was planning a "violent" attack at Wall Intermediate School using "sophisticated weapons." Having said that: "There was never any real threat to those students," Wall Township Police Lt. John Brockriede told the News. "He wasn’t capable of carrying out anything that he put down."

The fifth-grader was suspended from Central Elementary School after school officials found a note containing threats in April. They added that he was planning something "similar to a Columbine or Newtown" at the intermediate school. Police then found the list of other students' first names on the boy's computer this summer.

Interim superintendent Stephanie Bilenker wrote in a letter [PDF] to parents this week that "the matter is firmly under control by the law enforcement officials and no present threat exists." She added: “It didn’t get to a point where he could have acted on it...It was a fantasy plan.”