More charges against middle schooler accused of plotting killing spree

More charges against middle schooler accused of plotting killing spree

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A 12-year-old boy, wearing juvenile detention center slippers, sits in a King County Juvenile Court courtroom. Nov. 5, 2010.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 5 at 11:37 AM

SEATTLE - More charges are being filed against a 12-year-old Duvall boy already in trouble for threatening to kill teachers, students and his adoptive family.

The boy, who attends Tolt Middle School in Carnation, is being held at a youth detention center on a charge of felony harassment/domestic violence for threatening to kill his family.

Prosecutors are now charging him with two unrelated charges - harassment and 2nd degree assault for attempting to strangle his sister.

The boy’s trouble began in October when he was taken into custody for allegedly plotting to kill at least 20 students and teachers at Tolt Middle School and then murder his adoptive family.

Parents of one of the alleged targets say it started when their son confronted the suspect who was bullying some girls on a school bus.

"He said he was going to shoot my son and slit his throat to make sure he did a good job," says Traci, who asked us not to use her last name. "There’s three parts to a crime. The planning, the ability and the follow through. He got two-thirds of the way there."

Carnation police investigated and found two shotguns and a loaded 9mm handgun in the boy’s possession.

At the boy’s arraignment on the new charges Friday morning, Traci said she feels sorry for the young suspect.

“I do pray for him and his family. But, at the same time, I do want my family and my community safe,” Traci said.

The boy remains in custody. A trial date is tentatively set for December.
 

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