Teens in Colorado Springs school threat will be tried as adults – The Denver Post
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two teenage boys accused of plotting to kill people at their middle school in Colorado Springs will be tried as adults.
The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports that Judge G. David Miller issued his ruling last week at prosecutors’ request.
Police have said the 13-year-old students at Sabin Middle School in Colorado Springs established a “kill list” and were messaging each other to decide how to carry out the attack.
An adult who overheard other children talking about the situation contacted police, and the boys were arrested in October.
Police have said their investigation uncovered guns and other evidence. The boys’ attorneys have argued they were venting and never intended to act.
KRDO-TV reports that investigators found the boys shared news clippings about the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.