RIVERTON, Kan. - Five high school students were expected in court Friday on charges that they fully intended to go on a shooting spree at their high school â€” a plot officials said was foiled when one of them discussed it on a Web site.
The boys, ranging in age from 16 to 18, were arrested Thursday, the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, just hours before they planned to shoot fellow students and school employees in what may have been a response to bullying, authorities said.
â€śWhat the resounding theme is: They were actually going to do this,â€ť Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Norman said Thursday.
The teens planned to wear black trench coats and disable the schoolâ€™s camera system before starting the attack between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Norman said. Sheriffâ€™s deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect and documents about firearms and ...