COLVILLE, Wash. -- A fifth grade Fort Colville student accused of threatening to kill seven of his classmates heads to trial September 25th in Stevens County. The judge decided on the trial date Monday. The Stevens County Superior Court trial is expected to last three days.
The student is out of jail after paying a portion of his $100,000 bail.
He is one of two suspects arrested in the plot. The other boy pleaded guilty one month before his sentencing back in May. A judge sentenced the boy to three years in a juvenile detention facility.
A judge ruled in June that a the boy was competent to stand trial and the hearing would move forward as planned.
Court documents said that the boys confessed to plotting to harm seven of their classmates, including one of the boy's girlfriends. Police said that the boys brought a knife, a gun, and ammunition to Fort Colville Elementary School to kill their classmates. The plan was foiled when another student saw a knife fall from one of the suspect’s backpacks while getting off the school bus. The boy told school staff who search the students’ backpacks and found the weapons.