Boy, 10, pleads guilty in plot to hurt classmates

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A Colville 10 year old has pleaded guilty to plotting to hurt his classmates.

The Fort Colville Elementary School fifth-grader changed his plea Monday to guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, tampering with a witness, and juvenile in possession of a firearm.

The Stevens County Prosecutor’s Office said he will be sentenced April 22.

He is one of two suspects charged in the plot. An 11-year-old boy is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Police say the boys brought a knife, a gun and ammunition to the school, plotting to harm seven classmates. The plan was foiled when another student saw a knife fall from a backpack and alerted staff.