April 18, 2012 in City, News

No guns found in home of student in shooting plot

 

Spokane police found no guns or school maps Tuesday in the home of a 16-year-old boy accused of planning a shooting at North Central High School.

The boy was allowed to leave juvenile detention today but must be supervised by his parents at all times and is banned from any school property in Spokane County under a judge’s order.

Police recovered paperwork with gang graffiti and talk of shootings, as well as drawings of guns and shooting scenes Tuesday at the home in the 1800 block of West Dean Avenue, according to court documents filed today.

Detectives and school officials identified the boy after students reported hearing talk of an upcoming shooting at the school that referred to the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, which occurred 13 years ago this Friday.

Then last week, police found graffiti at Winco on North Nevada Street that also referenced an upcoming shooting at North Central.

Spokane Public Schools said no other students were involved with the boy and said it was taking extra precautions in light of the charges, including an “extra presence” of security guards at the school.

The boy, who has no criminal history, faces a charge of threatening to bomb or injure property.


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