Puyallup school plot leads to 1 junior high arrest
Saturday, November 19, 2011
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- Puyallup police have arrested a 14-year-old student after learning of a plot to attack a junior high school.
The News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/t41VoN) reports the boy is being held in juvenile detention on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.
He made a brief court appearance Friday afternoon but was not charged. The boy was ordered held until his arraignment Tuesday afternoon.
Puyallup police Capt. Scott Engle says investigators believe the teen was recruiting classmates to help with his plan. Engle says the boy had contacted six boys and a girl, but didn't have access to guns and hadn't made a list of potential targets or picked a date to carry out the plan.
Investigators are still looking into what might have motivated the boy.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com