MONROE (AP) – A Michigan 15-year-old will stand trial after authorities say they found his plans to kill up to eight students at his high school, including a girl who may have shunned his advances.
The Monroe News says he named the plan “Three Days to Kill” and notes stated the girl “must be destroyed” and “wiped off the face of the Earth.”
A Samurai sword and homemade knife were found in the boy’s home. Notes and maps of the spot in Jefferson High School’s cafeteria where the girl sat were in his locker.
The school is in Monroe County’s Frenchtown Township, northeast of Monroe.
Assistant Prosecutor Leah Hubbard told a probate judge Tuesday that chemicals found in his room were being analyzed.
Defense attorney Christian Horkey says his client isn’t homicidal and the plans are not those “of a criminal mastermind.”
Horkey has asked to have the teen released to his parents. He says crushed chalk and aluminum were the substances found in his room.
The boy’s name isn’t being released because of his age. He is charged with possession or delivery of an imitation harmful substance, assault and battery and creating a disturbance for striking a student with a book. The newspaper says the victim of the assault was one of the students named in the hit plan.
Judge Frank Arnold ordered the teen to remain jailed “out of concern for public safety.”
A Jan. 28 pretrial conference is scheduled ahead of the teen’s Feb. 9 trial.
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