Two fifth-grade boys arrived at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville, Wash. on the morning of Feb. 9 intending to kill some of their classmates, including one little girl they considered “rude and annoying,” according to FOX News. The boys had in their possession a stolen semi-automatic gun, ammo, and a knife.
The 10- and 11-year-old boys confessed to police that they were planning on killing at least six other students in addition to the little girl.
Their plan was for one of the boys to knife the girl, while the other boy held off anyone getting in their way, including responders, with a .45-caliber Remington 1911 semi-automatic handgun.
The boys’ murder spree fell apart when another student who knew of the plan informed a school employee.
The younger of the two boys actually dated the girl the two planned to kill but told the police that “she’s rude and always made fun of me and my friends
“Yes, I just want her dead,”
The older boy also said that he was friends with the little girl but wanted her dead because she not only picked on him, but annoyed him.
“Yes, and I wanted to kill her alone at first,” the older boy told a police officer.
The two wayward youths planned on killing their other six victims one at a time, after luring them away from the school.
The boys’ stories differ on how and where they got the gun. The younger boy said he stole it from his older brother, while the older boy said he stole it from his dead grandfather’s home.
Court papers showed that while the police were taking the boys to the local courthouse, authorities overheard the older boy saying to the younger boy:
“If I find out who told them about our weapons, I’m going to kill them. I don’t care; when I get out of jail I’m going to come back and kill them.”
The two boys will not be tried as adults and are scheduled to appear in court next week for a capacity hearing.
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