According to a 2018 report by KENS5, two students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested by police after a plot to commit a "mass casualty" event was uncovered:
Two Uvalde teens were recently arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder after officers said they foiled a mass-shooting plot the pair had schemed.
A press release obtained by KENS 5 thoroughly chronicles events leading up to an investigation performed by the Uvalde Police Department and the Texas Rangers.
"One of the students had numerous writings and drawings which depicted weapons capable of causing mass destruction. He wrote about being 'God-like' and killing police and other persons," the report added.
Uvalde Chief of Police Daniel Rodriguez noted in the press release that a Morales Junior High School student, 14, and a former Morales student, 13, were specifically targeting several students in what they were plotting as a "mass casualty event against the school." Police said that the two teens were motivated in large part by the Columbine High School shootings outside of Denver in 1999.
"The investigation revealed that the students were infatuated with the Columbine High School shootings and identified themselves to the shooters. The investigation uncovered that the students even referred to themselves using the Columbine shooter's names," the press release stated.
Investigators also believe the students were planning to hold the attacks years from now during their senior year, on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. However, one of the students began to convince the other that they should move the attacks up to this year.
"One of the students had numerous writings and drawings which depicted weapons capable of causing mass destruction. He wrote about being "God-like" and killing police and other persons. He had an academic analysis of one of the Columbine shooter's journals," the release stated.
The press release also said that the teens were planning to detonate IEDs before murdering students placed on a list "ranked by priority."
But here's the chilling part, according to KENS5: "Investigators also believe the students were planning to hold the attacks years from now during their senior year, on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. However, one of the students began to convince the other that they should move the attacks up to this year."
After detonating the IEDs and gunning down those on a target list, the teens were then planning to finish out their attack by shooting whomever they encountered before eventually turning their guns on themselves," according to the release.
“Any kids that had talked bad about them or said anything they did not like, basically, they said they were going to go and kill them,” one student said. "You just felt unsafe. And teachers have been bringing it to our attention that you can't be saying those things anymore. We can't do that. It is wrong.”
“It was scary. We hear it everywhere else, but you don't expect for it to happen in your town,” a parent added. “I am glad they were able to control the situation before anything does happen. And that they actually did something about it. Sometimes you think they're just going to hear it, and say it won't happen and dust it under the rug, and they actually did something.”
Now, since the names of juveniles are not publicly released, and their records would be sealed, given the nature of the crime when compared to what happened in Uvalde this week, it is fair to ask: Is the Robb Elementary School shooter one of these two teens?