28. USA – North Pole Slaying Plot

Every November and December, thousands of letters addressed to Santa are sent to North Pole, Alaska. Boxes full of letters are then sent to North Pole Middle School, where it is included in the 6th Grade curriculum: North Pole’s 11 and 12-year-olds are nominated as Santa’s little helpers and reply to all the letters on Santa’s behalf. But in April 2006, the peace in this snow globe of a town was shattered when six 7th Graders hatched a plan to kill their classmates. The would-be attackers had drawn up a “naughty list” of kids at school that they wanted to murder in one violent, coordinated attack. Just the previous year they were acting as elves, writing letters to other children all over the country. A couple of months later, they were gearing up to be monsters.

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Tour of North Pole Alaska

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Last night’s TV: Death in Santaland

Alaskan boys planned school massacre

North Pole, Alaska

Bad tidings

A man named Santa Claus was elected to city council in North Pole, Alaska                                                                            

Created& Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

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This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.