Two Hutchinson High School students were arrested by police after allegedly planning to detonate pipe bombs at the school, according to the Hutchinson Police Department.
According to a news release from the department, a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old had devised “detailed plans to harm students and faculty” at the high school.
Investigators have found handwritten notes detailing how to construct the bombs in the students’ possession, according to the release.
Police also found surveillance logs on specific staff members “who were intended to be their first victims,” Hutchinson Police Capt. Troy Hoover said in the release.
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The two have been booked into the Reno County Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of conspiracy to commit capital murder, according to the release.
After searching two Hutchinson homes, police found “additional evidence of their intentions ... including items they intended to use in the construction of pipe bombs,” according to the release.
Administrators at the school called police around 8 a.m. Tuesday to report the possible threat.
Ray Hemman, public information officer for the district, said police were in the school Tuesday as part of the investigation, but other than that, “it’s pretty much a normal day,” Hemman said.
There was no lockdown, and no students had to leave, Hemman said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816.