Teen accused of planning Pennsylvania high school attack on Columbine anniversary

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According to the district attorney’s statement, two students at Dunmore High School were accused of being adults because of the “seriousness of the allegations,” while the other two students were being accused of being teenagers.

Two students accused of being adults, Alyssa Kucharski and Zavier Lewis, both 15 years old, were arrested and charged with illegal possession or manufacture of weapons of mass destruction, terrorist threats with intimidation, serious attacks, possession of explosive materials, and participation Criminal conspiracy, according to the two men of criminal proceedings.

Kucharski was also accused of risking disaster. The complaint alleges that Kucharsky and Lewis conspired to harm students at Dunmore High School in a “Columbine” attack, targeting three specific staff members and others.

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Lakwana’s complaint alleges that Kucharsky told the police that she first learned of the Columbine shooting when she was about 11 or 12 years old, and “find it interesting”. She explained to the police that when she was interested in something, she would become “obsessed” with it, and planned to let Lewis and her use bombs and guns in 2024, the year they are about to graduate. Reproduce the shooting in their high school.

She also told the police that she intends to cause more casualties than the Columbine massacre, and that she has built incendiary devices, including the incendiary bomb she tested by the river.

The complaint stated that the police found incendiary bombs at Kuchalski’s home, along with other people’s materials, drawings of the tube bomb, and a list of guns and ammunition in Kuchalski’s notebook. The complaint alleges that the police found a page in a notebook that specifically recorded information about the Columbine shooting, including Dylan Klebold and Erice, the murderers of the Columbine shooting. A short narrative by Eric Harris.

According to Lewis’ criminal proceedings, Lewis told the police that he “disliked the school and everyone in it” and that after Kuchelsky “discovered that NBK was under investigation”, he and Kuchelsky had stopped “actively preparing” for the plan. According to the criminal proceedings, “NBK” refers to the group chat used by the suspect to communicate.

“Although the investigation is ongoing, I want to assure the parents, students, and staff of Dunmore High School that we do not believe there are any positive threats at this time,” a statement from the DA office read. According to an official statement issued by the Denmore School District, the Dunmore School District announced on Friday that it “has been informed that the suspected perpetrator has been detained, and we have received assurances that the current students, faculty and staff are in no danger.” website.

CNN contacted Kucharski’s lawyers and the Kucharski and Lewis families for comments and is awaiting a response. CNN has been unable to determine whether Lewis has an attorney.

‘NBK’ group chat

According to reports, the parents of a teenage student accused in this incident showed the police a group chat created in May 2021, which was named “Natural Killer” or “NBK” by Kuchelski. . Criminal proceedings.

According to the complaint, a young student in the chat told the police that Kuchersky, Lewis and another young student were in a group chat, which was used to plan an attack.

According to the complaint, “If you know what I mean, this is our planning team,” Kuchelski wrote in a text in the group chat. The complaint stated that the four students allegedly discussed their plans for an attack on the school in this group chat and discussed how they committed suicide after the attack.

Kuchelsky and Lewis were refused bail and were detained in Lakwana County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

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