13-Year-Old Behind 'Kill List' Released From Juvenile Detention - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

13-Year-Old Behind 'Kill List' Released From Juvenile Detention

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SPOKANE, Wash - The 13-year-old boy who wrote a 'kill list' in class at Garry Middle School in Spokane on Friday has been released back to his family, after spending the weekend in the Juvenile Detention Center.

KHQ will not identify the boy, but he appeared in juvenile court Monday afternoon on a felony harassment (threats to kill) charge. His mother, step-father and grandparents were also present.

Newly-released documents in the case show the boy admitted to police that he made the list, that he called it his 'to kill list,' and said it started with people he didn't like.

The boy later said the list was a joke.

However, records show at least one fellow 8th grade girl whose name was on that list told police she was scared the boy may "carry out the threat he made."

A mental health evaluator determined the boy is not a threat to himself or others, and recommended he be released under the supervision of his parents.

The boy told the judge Monday, "I think I should be released because I'll follow all of the rules."

The judge agreed, and the boy is now back home with his family.

Those 'rules' include no contact with Garry Middle School or listed victims, no access to weapons, 24 hour supervision by his parents or grandparents and recommended counseling.

The boy has no prior juvenile record, and his mother told the court he does not have behavioral issues at home. His parents said there is no access to weapons in their home, and while his grandparents do have weapons in theirs, they are locked in a safe. The boy spends considerable time in both homes, as his grandparents help provide care while his parents are at work.

The judge said the boy has been emergency expelled from Garry Middle School, and his family will need to pursue a "re-entry meeting" with the district.

Spokane Public Schools could only say the boy was not at school Monday "pending further decisions."

KHQ reached out to the boy's family but they had no comment.

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