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Colville-area student convicted of shooting plot as a fifth grader four years ago now faces high school expulsion

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017

Kimo Morrison embraces the 11-year-old boy sentenced to four years in juvenile detention at the Stevens County Courthouse. The boy was convicted of plotting to kill a female classmate at Fort Colville Elementary in February, 2013. COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Kimo Morrison embraces the 11-year-old boy sentenced to four years in juvenile detention at the Stevens County Courthouse. The boy was convicted of plotting to kill a female classmate at Fort Colville Elementary in February, 2013. COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

COLVILLE - A boy who planned to kill a fellow fifth-grade student in 2013 has been expelled from Deer Park High School this year following his release from juvenile detention in October.

According to court documents he was expelled for involving “at least one other student in a plan that involves multiple acts that could be considered unsafe and disruptive to the proper functioning of Deer Park High School.”

Lech Radzimski, the deputy prosecuting attorney for Stevens County, said he couldn’t comment on the specifics of the allegations.

Now 15, the boy is still on probation from his 2013 conviction. The expulsion is considered a violation of his probation terms, Radzimski said. The principal of Deer Park High School declined to comment, although he said the 15-year-old is no longer enrolled.

In February 2013, when he was 11, he’d planned with another student over the course of two weeks, to kill a girl who was “really annoying.” His co-conspirator brought a pistol to Fort Colville Elementary School.

The boy was sentenced to more than four years in Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie, Washington.

His court hearing on the new Deer Park High School matter has been postponed for two weeks due to a complaint that the assigned judge had a conflict of interest.

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly stated which student brought a gun to the elementary school.
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