Denver – A high school student who was charged in a classmate's death during a Colorado school shooter told police that he was planning the attack for weeks and intended to target classmates who repeatedly mocked their gender identity. Written police summaries with the two suspected shooters portray 16-year-old Alec McKinney as the leader of the attack using the 18-year-old Devon Erickson in the plan to kill the students bullying McKinney who identify as a man. 19659002] Both teenagers told the police that they broke into a gun safe at one of the teenager's homes before entering the STEM School Highlands Ranch on the afternoon of May 7 with a guitar case and a backpack that hid four guns.
McKinney said he wanted the kids in school to experience bad things, had to suffer from trauma he had had in his life, "the document said." He wanted everyone in that school to suffer and realize that The world is a bad place. "
Both teenagers are accused of murder and attempted murder in the shooting.
Prosecutors accused McKinney as an adult; his lawyers have said they plan to request a judge to move the case back There has also not been a plea and their lawyers have opposed refusal of criminal records.
The document also revealed that an employed school guard who reacted to firearms accidentally shot a female student. According to the record, several officers reported that the guard fired twice at a Douglas County Sheriff's lieutenant.
The guard said he saw "a snap" came around the corner. hurt they are a female student in a classroom.
The document also said that the guard caught one of the suspects at one time.
Robert Burk, attorney for the named guard, said on Thursday he had not seen the document and could not comment.
A judge sealed both judicial records after Erickson and McKinney had their first legal competition and prevented the police or prosecutors from discussing almost anything about the case.
Last Monththat Erickson previously spoke of causing a lot of harm and sadness.
"I always thought he was just messing around and things, but sometimes he asked this and there," Schwartz said.
The document released Thursday gives the clearest timeline for the attack.
During a police conversation, Erickson told police that McKinney sent him a Snapchat message on the night of May 6 and said he should not go to school the next day because McKinney wanted to avenge "on many people". McKinney identifies as a man and told the police that classmates called him "disgusting" made fun of him and repeatedly referred to him "as a female".
On May 7, they left school and went to Erickson's house during lunch. McKinney told the police that he threatened Erickson with an ax to help him open a gun safely using the ax and a pen.
They told the police that they found four weapons inside ̵
They drove back to school and went through the middle school entrance where McKinney "knew they wouldn't be controlled", the report said.
They targeted classroom 107 and Erickson told the police that he first came alone and relaxed the guitar. Erickson said he left the room briefly and intended to tell an adult, but found McKinney waiting for him.
They went back to the classroom and came in through separate doors.
Their accounts of what happened inside the room differ.  Erickson said he saw McKinney reaching for a gun and then decided to shout for everyone to come down. Erickson said he saw two students rushing towards him and said their influence "causes the gun to go away."
"While he was on earth, he heard several shots and shouted and screamed," the record said. "Devon described being in shock and said he didn't want anyone to be shot."
McKinney told the police that they were entering the room at the same time, shouting "no move" and he fired after hearing Erickson shoot.
McKinney "said he shot the revolver until it was empty and then shot Glock until it was empty" before being tackled by students and teachers. McKinney said he fled and ran, intending to kill himself with the remaining weapon, but surrendered to an armed guard in the hallway.
The document that answered all the students' names says that at least 29 people were in the living room the time of the admission. Three students have previously been credited with tackling one of the sliders, including the 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who was killed.
Erickson portrayed McKinney as a mastermind and repeatedly told the police that he wanted to stop his friend. The police wrote in the document that Erickson "could not articulate how or why he never told an adult."
McKinney suggested that Erickson become an active participant by putting the guns and locking the door to the classroom, the targeting and firing first shot, according to the record.
Prosecutors filed the same charges against both teenagers.