Gill, 17, has been charged with making a terroristic threat after she and 17-year-old Praytor, who was arrested Jan. 30 in connection with the case, were overheard exploring ways to murder the school administrator, the arrest document states.
A substitute teacher at their school, Lorena High School, in the Waco-area of Texas reportedly overheard the girls fine tuning details of their plot.
Shelbi Grace Gill [Photo] was arrested Thursday, accused of conspiring with pal Kelly Lynn Praytor, in the Lorena High School assistant principal poison plot
The Tribune-Herald reports that the teacher overheard the girls discussing how to “get away with it” and considered poisoning their target with “an undetectable substance,” according to the arrest affidavit.
The teen plotters allegedly, turned against the school’s assistant principal after he reprimanded one of them for leaving campus during school without permission which is a violation of a school district policy, reports stated.
Praytor was arrested on Jan. 30, and Gill was arrested on Feb. 9.
Neither suspect denied making statements about plotting the murder when interviewed by police, according to the arrest affidavit.
They also allegedly made comments about the intended victim’s wife and children.
School administrators were fearful of the threat the students posed, because of the degree to which they had planned the assault.
The teacher who reported the talks also feared for her own safety, given the girls’ aggressive tone.
Praytor and Gill are charged with making a terroristic threat, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in a county jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
Praytor was arrested January 30, and taken to McLennan County Jail on a Class B misdemeanor charge of terroristic threat. She posted a $1,000 surety bond and was released February 6.