October 29, 2013, 2:22 pm
VANCOUVER -- A juvenile court judge says the boy who brought a gun, 400 rounds of ammunition and kitchen knives to Frontier Middle School last week is a threat and will stay locked up at least for another two weeks.
Quincy Tuttle says he planned to shoot a classmate in the arm and them himself in the head. Although in court on Tuesday, he changed his story to say he planned to wait until after school and target more victims.
A psychologist revealed that the 11-year-old has a history of outbursts that have only increased since the family moved to Vancouver last year. She said he has problems listening to his father and shows psychotic symptoms.
The prosecutor said "this is not a one day thing". Tuttle had been acting out and stole his parents handgun the week before. He took it to school two previous times and got mad at a staff member on one of those days, yelling "You don’t know what I'm capable of".
Tuttle wanted people to be afraid of him and would become hostile and angry when adults intervened. He has said several times that he wanted to take his own life.
As the judge told him "I have to protect the community and protect you from yourself" and that's why she was keeping him in custody, he began to cry and swear at her.
The boy stood at the bench for at least five minutes after the decision. His parents left in tears. He finally went away with court staff, screaming and swearing all the while.
Since last week's court appearance, the family has installed a security system to keep the boy from leaving the house at night if he comes back home.