The 6th and 7th-grade girls attend Bartow Middle School, police say. A staff member, however, caught them hiding in a school bathroom with several weapons, according to police.
They told investigators they're practicing Satan worshippers and planned to commit suicide after the attack in hopes it would bring them closer to Satan. After that, their bags were searched, and several weapons including a pizza cutter and butcher knife were found on the girls.
Additional evidence obtained from one girl's cell phone revealed a Snapchat discussion between the two, thanking Satan and saying: "Now death is near", the affidavit said. Messages on their cellphones also stated they wanted to leave body parts at the school's entrance, WKMB reported.
The girls, who have not been named, are said to have been found in a bathroom holding a goblet meant to hold the blood of their victims, and are also accused of planning to kill themselves after the bloodbath. The girls are close friends who live near by and had spent the weekend together, Mr Hall said.
"I kind of feel like maybe it might be a good idea just for some of these schools to maybe even put in metal detectors", another parent, Kim Hancock, said.
- Two young girls from Bartow Middle School are accused in a plot to kill fellow classmates.
"Go to kill in bathroom" was ominously scribbled on the makeshift map, according to police.
A goblet was found in the bathroom which they planned to drink blood out of, authorities said.
"Killing all of these students was in hopes it would make them worse sinners ensuring that after they killed themselves".
Extra police officers and guidance counsellors have been drafted into the school for the rest of the week.
The girls, aged 11 and 12, were arrested on Tuesday.
Prosecutors have not yet indicated whether they will be charged as juveniles or adults.
The school's superintendent, Jacqueline Byrd, made a statement saying, "It is very disturbing to me, not only as an educator but also as a superintendent and as a parent, but I want parents to know we're going to do everything to keep their kids safe".
The girl's mother called the school and the assistant principal found the students in the bathroom, Hall said.
"The plan worked", she said.