Everett Police arrest young man who allegedly made plans to shoot up his high school, murder classmates
February 14, 2018
(EVERETT, WA.) – Everett Police say they’ve arrested an 18-year old high school student after they discovered detailed plans he’d made to shoot up his high school and murder classmates.
At about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13 a grandmother called 911 to report what she believed were upcoming and credible threats by her 18 year-old grandson to shoot students at his high school.
Officers responded to the 10600 block of Holly Drive, met with the grandmother and were shown excerpts of the grandson’s journal. Officers were also told the grandson had a rifle stored in a guitar case.
“As officers reviewed copies of the journal, they were alarmed at the statements and detailed plans to shoot students and use homemade explosive devices at ACES High School, located at 9700 Holly Drive,” said an Everett Police statement released today.
With that information, officers contacted officials at the high school to advise them of the threat and they also arrested the grandson at the school.
During a search incident to arrest, officers found marijuana and a knife on the boy’s body. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause for attempted murder due to the alleged planning and taking substantial steps toward executing a school shooting, according to police.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit also responded to the grandmother’s house where they served a search warrant to seize the journal, rifle, military styled “inert grenades”, and other evidentiary items.