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Wash. boy, 11, who allegedly brought weapons, ammo to school is charged with attempted murder, curses in court, reports say

An 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. was arrested on Oct. 23, 2013 on an attempted murder charge after allegedly bringing a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to school, authorities said KOIN-TV

An 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. was arrested on Oct. 23, 2013 on an attempted murder charge after allegedly bringing a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to school, authorities said
An 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. who was arrested on Oct. 23, 2013 now faces an attempted-murder charge after allegedly bringing a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to school, authorities said.
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(CBS) SEATTLE - An 11-year-old boy accused of taking a handgun, 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives to his Vancouver, Wash. middle school is now charged with first-degree attempted murder, reports KOMO News.

Court documents released Tuesday show the Clark County Prosecutor's Office upgraded the charge from attempted assault and two other charges.

The boy was arrested last week after police said he was found with a gun, knives and more than 400 rounds of ammunition at Frontier Middle School. The boy, who CBS News' Crimesider is not naming because of his age, told school officials a "voice in his head" was telling him to kill another student who bullied his friend. No one was hurt.

The juvenile court commissioner reviewed a mental health evaluation done on the boy and said he would remain in juvenile custody for the safety of the community. She said the boy's anger management issues were a concern and that the boy's family ignored advice from mental health professionals, reports CBS Seattle.

The deputy prosecutor said the boy was treated for suicidal thoughts during the month of October, reported The Columbian newspaper. A court psychologist reportedly testified that the boy's parents ignored requests by mental health professionals to secure any weapons in their home. The boy's mother reportedly called the school and said her son had taken some kitchen knives. That's when school administrators discovered the weapons in the boy's pockets.

According to the court documents, the boy wanted to cut and shoot his victim in front of a large number of people. His plan was delayed because he couldn't figure out how to shoot the gun, KOMO reports.

CBS affiliate KOIN reported the boy allegedly was going to shoot that student because he allegedly called a friend of his "gay."

After Tuesday's hearing, his parents left the court and the boy began to cry, then refused to leave the court with the deputies. After a few minutes, he got up and let them escort him out of the courtroom, but swore at the deputies, "Don't touch me, you ------ -------!"

Another hearing on his competency is set for Nov. 12.

Complete coverage of the incident at Frontier Middle School on Crimesider

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