Colville student in murder plot could return to same school district



Posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 7:01 PM

COLVILLE, Wash. -- The Fort Colville 5th grader who plotted to kill classmates with another student could end up back in the same school district after he is released from juvenile detention.

The boy’s sentence was reduced to two and a half years in juvenile detention on Friday.

When he is let out, he could end up going to a Colville junior high school at the start of 8th grade according to Colville School District leaders. The Colville Superintendant Michael Cashion feels comfortable with the boy returning to the school district but he also wants the community and the boy’s peers to feel okay with it.

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“I saw a kid yesterday who was 11-years-old that could smile and understood. He had a year to understand what he had done,” said Cashion.

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The boy could be released by July 2015. Cashion said he would start the student off in the alternative school if his release comes earlier and during next school year. The boy could then begin 8th grade at the regular junior high school.

“I want to make sure that the community is okay, the kids are okay, and I want to make sure that the student we are talking about is lined up for success,” said Cashion.

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There is a no contact order in place for the intended victims. The superintendent said if the order stays after the boy is released, then he could either attend the alternative school or go to a school in another district.

A second boy is also serving time for planning to attack his classmates.