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Wash. teen arrested after reported threats to shoot students at school; guns found in home

December 17, 2013 - 10:32 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A juvenile prosecutor says a 14-year-old Tumwater, Wash., boy who had done Internet research on school shootings was arrested after a friend reported the teen had threatened to shoot students at his school.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/GMYFDE) that police found three guns and ammunition in the boy's home, and arrested him Monday.

Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Graham said Tuesday in court that the boy had expressed a "fascination with Columbine," the 1999 school shooting in which two student gunmen killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves.

Tumwater police Detective Jen Kolb says police went to the student's home after hearing of the threats to shoot students at Black Hills High School.

A juvenile court commissioner ordered the boy held pending a mental evaluation. Graham says the teen was arrested for investigation of harassment and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Graham says the guns included a 9 mm pistol, a shotgun and an "assault-style weapon."

The boy's mother told the court her son "had some depression issues."

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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