Boy, 10, sentenced to 3 to 5 years for plot to kill classmates

A 10-year-old Eastern Washington boy has been sentenced to several years in juvenile detention after plotting to kill several of his 5th grade classmates.

The boy and another classmate were students at Fort Colville Elementary School in February and intended on killing their classmates, including his young girlfriend.

The two took a gun, ammunition and a knife to school to carry out the attack.

The boy pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, witness tampering and firearms possession.

The prosecutor had wanted a six-year sentence. A Stevens County judge decided he should serve between three and five years.

His 11-year-old accomplice is due in court later this month.


Chris Sullivan, KIRO Radio Reporter
Chris loves the rush of covering breaking news and works hard to try to make sense of it all while telling stories about real people in extraordinary circumstances.
Top Stories

  • Council vs Columbus
    Seattle will consider a resolution to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • Whatever it Takes
    Ricardo Lockette takes playing time with the Seahawks over pride

  • Moving Up
    How Bellevue will handle students who transfer from 'failing' schools
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.