Two suburban Kansas City teenagers were charged Monday with threatening to carry out a school shooting to mark the anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School, officials said.
Trevor P. Fattig and Sean M. Amos, both 17, face felony charges of making a terroristic threat after they told classmates they planned an assault on Platte County R-3 High School, county prosecutor Eric Zahnd said.
Amos was arrested Monday afternoon, said Jill Brockman, a spokeswoman with the county prosecutor’s office. Fattig was arrested later in the day.
Bond was set at $15,000. If convicted, the two teens face a maximum of four years in prison.
According to court documents, a principal at the high school reported he had learned Fattig and Amos planned a “Columbine-type” incident on April 20, the seven-year anniversary of the attack in which two students killed 12 classmates and a teacher, wounded 24 others, then committed suicide.
Police interviewed five witnesses who said Fattig and Amos had told them they planned to plant explosives and bring weapons to school, the prosecutor’s office said. According to court documents, one of the suspects told witnesses the attack would “mark the anniversary of Columbine.”