Authorities in North Carolina say a 16-year-old boy accused of co-authoring a hit list also had a cache of weapons in his bedroom.
According to WGHP, the male suspect, whose name has not been made public, allegedly wrote the list with his teen girlfriend. Both were students at Franklin High School in Macon County.
In addition to 11 other students, the hit list contained the names of Principal Barry Woody and multiple law enforcement officials. Police believe the suspects were motivated by revenge against their targets.
A total of 15 names were allegedly found on documents authorities say were two revisions of an original hit list.
When the male teen was detained Tuesday, police reportedly found a number of firearms in his room at his parent’s residence, as reported by WLOS.
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Among the weapons police say they recovered from the scene were two .22 rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun, four handguns and a 7.62x39mm rifle. Pellet guns were also reportedly removed from the room and taken as evidence.
Both the male and female suspects have reportedly undergone mental evaluations since authorities received a copy of the hit list and took them into custody.
Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland is expected to recommend criminal charges against them in the near future. In the same update, he said he was awaiting more detailed search warrants in an effort to collect further evidence in the case.
According to police reports, the male teen acknowledged during an interview with detectives that he had access not only to the guns found in his room but others throughout the home.
[Featured image: Macon County Sheriff’s Office]