HUTCHINSON, Kansas – Two teens in Hutchinson have been charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder.
The teens were arrested Tuesday after several Hutchinson High School students reported concerns about a possible threat at the school. USD 308 says the report was relayed to the Hutchinson Police Department.
According to the Hutchinson Police Department, the “beginning stages of the investigation” revealed that two Hutchinson High School students had put together detailed plans to harm students and faculty at the school, including instructions on the construction of pipe bombs.
Police also found the students had surveillance logs of specific staff members who “were intended to be their first victims”. Two homes were searched and police say additional “evidence of their intentions” was found.
One 14-year-old and a 15-year-old were taken into custody on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder. KSN News has learned one of the teens was a younger brother of a student accused of making similar threats against the school last spring. In the earlier case, Hutchinson police arrested five teens. They were sentenced to probation after entering no contest pleas.
Both the Hutchinson Police Department and Hutchinson High School administration believe the concern has been addressed. They say there is no threat to students or staff and the investigation is ongoing.
Police ask that anyone with information about the case call the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816.
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