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Colville 5th-Graders Accused Of Plot

Two fifth-grade boys suspected of plotting to kill classmates were led into a Stevens County courtroom in shackles Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after bringing a stolen gun and a knife to school. Superior Court Judge Al Nielson ordered the boys, ages 10 and 11, held on $100,000 bonds. They are expected to be formally charged in juvenile court with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, possession of a firearm and witness tampering. The Fort Colville Elementary School students were taken into custody Thursday morning after a search revealed one of the boys had a knife and a handgun in his backpack. Interviews by police detectives revealed that the boys intended to use the weapons sometime Thursday, said Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen/Thomas Clouse, SR. More here.

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