Two fifth-grade boys at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville, Wash., planned to kill one of their classmates. The boys armed themselves with a stolen semi-automatic gun, ammunition clip and a knife. Luckily, their plan failed when another student told a school employee about what the boys were going to do.
According to WPTV, the boys told police that the reason they were going to kill their classmate, a girl, was because they thought she was rude and annoying.
The boys, ages 10 and 11, obviously won’t be tried as adults. Tim Rasmussen, the Stevens County prosecuting attorney, said the two young men will be in court on Wednesday for a capacity hearing.
“What this hearing will determine is they will look at certain factors and try to get these children under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court,” Rasmussen said about next week's proceedings.
Authorities have revealed that the two boys also planned to kill, or "get," six more students at their school. Court documents show that they were able to identify their potential targets on a class list provided by school employees.
The details of the plan are pretty brutal.
The first step in their plot called for the older of the two to stab the girl off-campus with a 3.25-inch knife. Once that was done, the younger boy would scare off any responders who tried to help with a .45-caliber Remington 1911 semi-automatic handgun. The younger boy was apparently in “a short dating relationship” with the girl at some point.
“Yes, I just want her dead,” the younger boy told authorities.
The two boys told another student two weeks earlier about the plot to kill the girl and were going to pay him $80 to keep it secret. Thankfully, the secret got out.