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Court documents reveal 5th graders' plans to kill classmates

COLVILLE, Wash. - Court documents give chilling details about the plans of two fifth-graders from Colville to kill a girl classmate and possibly others on the day they were caught with a knife and gun in school last week.

The court documents were released Wednesday.

The Spokesman-Review reports that the boys, ages 10 and 11, remain in custody on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, tampering with a witness and conspiracy to possess a firearm after they were arrested last Thursday.

Under Washington law, children ages 8 to 12 are presumed not to have the mental capacity to form the intent to commit crime.

But Deputy Prosecutor Lech Radzimski will present the court records to a judge on Feb. 20 to try to show why law enforcement officials believe they have enough evidence to overcome that presumption.