Boy Planned to Shoot Classmate and Himself
October 24, 2013, 4:05 pm
By Jeremy Scott
VANCOUVER -- Police say an 11-year-old boy brought a handgun, several hundred rounds of ammo and knives to Frontier Middle School on Wednesday with plans to shoot a classmate in the arm and them himself in the head.
Quincy Tuttle appeared before a judge in juvenile court on Thursday. Court documents
detail his intentions. He says he heard a voice in his head to shoot the other student. He was sticking up for a friend who was being bullied and called "gay".
The boy's mother called the school when she noticed that several kitchen knives were missing from their home.
Police went to the school where the boy was already being detained. A pat down uncovered an unloaded .22 semi-automatic handgun in a pants pocket and two magazines in another. The rest of his stash was found in his backpack. It all came from the family's home.
Tuttle will remain in custody until after a mental evaluation. Because of probable cause, the original charge of attempted murder was reduced to attempted assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon at school. He's been expelled from school.