Authorities took two 13-year-old Colorado students into custody last Monday after they allegedly wrote out a “kill list,” targeting their teachers and other students.
ABC reports that police arrested two boys who attend Sabin Middle School in Colorado Springs after authorities determined that they made “credible threats.” Police declined to release the boys’ names, but indicated that the list had both students’ names and faculty names on it, and plans to carry out violence.
“There were threats to faculty, students and facilities,” police Lt. Howard Black said in a press conference.
District 11 alerted parents last Monday that two students at the school were arrested. Afterward, detectives investigating the incident obtained guns from the suspects, although it’s unclear where the weapons were found. Parents and students alike are shocked and worried, although authorities confirmed the situation is now under control.
“It’s the most serious threat we’ve had that’s been somewhat founded,” D-11 Superintendent Nicholas Gledich told The Gazette.
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Two 8th-graders at the middle school, Huchim and Jorge Lopez, said they knew the suspects and knew of their plans to allegedly carry out the attack. With their parents’ permission, they spoke with ABC and explained what they remembered.
“For, like, three weeks, he had been talking about shooting up the school,” Jorge Lopez told the station. “From what he was going to bring and everything like that, pipe bombs and, like, his parent’s guns.”
“The last three weeks before he got arrested, he seemed pretty depressed,” Huchim Lopez added.
Police took both suspects to the Spring Creek Youth Services Center. They’re both facing several felony charges related to destruction of life or property and conspiracy, according to police.
Anyone with additional information on the incident should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000, or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line: 719-634-7867 or 800-222-8477.
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