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Police: Wash. Boy Took Gun & 400 Rounds Of Ammunition To School To Kill Bully

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police say an 11-year-old who took a gun to his Vancouver, Wash., middle school intended to shoot another student to prevent him from bullying a friend.
    
The police report was released Thursday as the boy appeared in Clark County Juvenile Court.
    
The report says the boy heard a voice telling him the killing was a good idea.
    
The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/1aI2G7J ) the judge ordered a mental competency hearing. The boy remains in custody and his case will be reviewed Friday.
    
The boy was arrested Wednesday after a gun, ammo and knives were found on the boy or in his backpack at Frontier Middle School. No one was hurt, and the school is back to normal Thursday.
    
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
    
An 11-year-old boy accused of bringing a gun, knives and more than 400 rounds of ammunition to his middle school was headed to court Thursday after being arrested for investigation of attempted murder.
    
The boy was expected to make his first appearance in Clark County Juvenile Court as detectives investigated whether anyone else knew what he was up to on Wednesday, when the weapons were found, police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.
    
Frontier Middle School notified police that ammo had been discovered at the school. Arriving officers found the weapons and took the boy into custody. His name has not been released.
    
The school, which has 900 students, and nearby Pioneer Elementary School, which has about 600 students, were declared safe after a two-hour lockdown.
    
Parents were notified through social media and a letter sent home with students, said Evergreen Public Schools spokesman Kris Fay. Classes were back to normal Thursday.
    
There was no indication other students were involved, Fay said.
    
The boy has been expelled. He did not have a reputation as a troublemaker, Fay said.
    
"This kid has not been on the radar for this," he said.
    
The school will review the incident, but Fay said it appears all the protocols were followed.
    
"From the safety standpoint, everything went well yesterday," he said.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Officials say an 11-year-old boy arrested for investigation of attempted murder after bringing a gun, knives and more than 400 rounds of ammunition to his Vancouver middle school has been expelled.
    
The boy, who has not been identified, is set to make a court appearance Thursday.
    
Evergreen Public Schools spokesman Kris Fay says the boy has been expelled.
    
Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says detectives are investigating whether anyone else knew what the boy was up to when the weapons were found Wednesday.
    
Police were notified that the ammo was found and arriving officers discovered the weapons. No one was injured.
    
Kapp says Frontier Middle School was declared safe after a two-hour lockdown.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Police in Vancouver, Wash., say they have arrested an 11-year-old boy accused of bringing a handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition and multiple knives to his middle school.
    
No one was hurt.
    
Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said late Wednesday night in a statement that the boy was interviewed by detectives and arrested for investigation of one count of attempted murder. He was booked into Clark County juvenile detention.
    
Officers responded to Frontier Middle School about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a report that ammunition had been found there. Police located the ammunition and multiple weapons.
    
The middle school and a nearby elementary school were locked down for about two hours.
    
The spokeswoman says the police major crimes team continues to investigate.

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