Hearings to remain open for Kansas teens charged in plot

Hutchinson High School (Courtesy: Merry Murray)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A juvenile court judge has ruled that hearings in the cases of two students accused of plotting to attack their Kansas high school will remain open to the public.

The Hutchinson News reports that the ruling was issued Wednesday. The 15-year-old and 14-year-old suspects were charged last month as juveniles with conspiracy to commit capital murder.

Prosecutors allege that they conspired to make pipe bombs and planned an attack against staff members at Hutchinson High School.

Details in the complaint allege the pair wrote plans for the bombs, disassembled fireworks to obtain gunpowder and made blasting caps to trigger them.

Attorneys for both teens filed motions attempting to have documents in the case filed under seal and proceedings closed to the public.

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