The students were Samantha Drake, James, and Doug.
As the president of Students for Lex Luthor, Samantha had her two co-conspirators attack and harass Jonathan Kent to get him to drop out of the race. They hung him upside down from the rafters in the Kent Farm barn. When James and Doug got scared of what they were doing and wanted to back out, Samantha killed them. She shaved her head to match Lex's, and attempted to kill Jonathan Kent with a rifle. However, Lois Lane and Clark Kent were able to stop her and had her sent to jail.