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Marysville Teens Accused of Plotting School Shooting
MARYSVILLE (Lisa Rantala/Kate Liebers) -- Two teenaged girls are facing felony charges after allegedly trying to recruit a fellow classmate to help in a school shooting plot.
The threats were allegedly made Monday after school, as the three Marysville High School students were dropped off the bus. A 15-year-old boy told police that two freshmen girls approached him, asking if he could supply them with guns. He told police the girls said they hated everyone and wanted to start shooting inside the school.
The teen said he called 911 after telling the girls he would get back with them.
"They didn't say when, but they said they wanted to talk to me about it tomorrow," the student told dispatchers. "I didn't want to wait that long."
One girl appeared in court Tuesday, charged with soliciting support for an act of terror. The other was at the hospital being evaluated by medical experts.
Marysville Police Chief Floyd Golden said the teen did the right thing by informing law enforcement immediately.
"Even if you're not sure and think it's not going to happen, letting us know or a teacher know makes us all a lot safer," Golden said.
School officials said parents were informed via email about the girls' threatening comments.
Police said the parents of both girls are being very cooperative and said they have no weapons in their homes. Officers said they are securing search warrants to know for sure.