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October 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An 11-year-old Vancouver boy who has been held since last Wednesday for bringing a gun, ammo and knives to school cursed the juvenile court commissioner who decided Tuesday he should remain in custody.
The Columbian reports he also swore at security officers who escorted him out of the courtroom after he refused to leave.
Juvenile Court Commissioner Jennifer Snider denied his release after reviewing a mental-health evaluation. Snider says the boy’s family had ignored the advice of mental-health professionals and the boy has anger-management problems that intensify when authority figures give him instructions.
His competency will be reviewed again at a Nov. 12 hearing.
The boy had told police a voice told him it was a good idea to kill another student who called his friend gay.
October 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. — An 11-year-old Vancouver boy who took a gun to school will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a mental evaluation continues.
The Columbian reports the boy appeared Friday before Juvenile Court Commissioner Jennifer Snider who heard psychologist Shirley Shen testify the boy has some severe mental health issues. She believes he poses a low risk to the community but is concerned because he often wakes up in the middle of the night and walks the streets.
Another review hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.
The boy was arrested Wednesday at Frontier Middle school with a .22-caliber handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives.
He told police a voice told him it was a good idea to kill another student who called his friend gay.
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