Apparently, the plan of attack was revealed when students told their teacher that a friend of theirs had a gun in their bag. When the school board found Byrd and Pruett with a school map showing security cameras, they reported the situation to security forces.
The research found that the children studied the Columbine attack in depth, tried to learn how to make a homemade bomb, and researched how to buy weapons on the black market.
A LOT OF AMMUNITION FROM THEIR HOUSES
According to reports from Dailymail, police raided the homes of the suspects and a large number of ammunition, guns and knives were seized from the house. Sheriff Carmine Marcelo said she found “disturbing evidence” other than ammunition at the children’s home. While the photos shared by the police created a knockdown effect in the country, thank you messages poured in from social media.
The children were first given a mental health examination and then taken into custody. Phillip Byrd, 14, and Connor Pruett, 13, eighth-graders at Harns Marsh Middle School, appeared in court on Sunday morning. The judge ordered the children to be held in the juvenile detention center for at least 21 days.
The Columbine High School Massacre was an attack on a school and an attempted bombing at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, USA on April 20, 1999. The attackers killed Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, 12 students and a teacher, twelfth graders.
Ten students were killed in the school library, where the attackers later committed suicide. Twenty-one people were shot and wounded and three others were injured as they tried to escape from the school. There were also clashes with the police. So far, it has been recorded as the deadliest school attack in U.S. history.