A (not identified) 13-year-old boy, from Auburn Middle School, is accused of threatening his fellow classmates by shooting them and ”slitting their throats”. According to official court documents, the local police is investigating the 13-year-old’s statements, in which he said that he used the dark web to buy guns and stolen credit card info to carry out a violent plot.
On February 26, School Resource Officer Brian Kennedy was notified of the case by a fellow student who had stated that the accused 13-year-old wanted to “shoot up” the school, according to court records. Other students said that the boy was showing them on his smartphone that he could access the dark web.
During the questioning of the student, done by Assistant Principal Matthew Carlson, the boy admitted to saying he wanted to “slit the throat” of a black student, who he called by a derogatory name. The student then admitted to the administrator it would take “at least two bullets to kill” another student, who the police identified as being enrolled in “special needs” programming. The assistant principal added in his report that another student was identified by the student as a potential target in an alleged shooting because