An 11-year-old boy in Vancouver,
Washington was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly took a gun and
ammunition to his middle school.
According to The
Columbian, the boy, Quincy Tuttle, claimed that a “voice in
his head” was telling him to kill another student, also 11, “for
calling his friend … 'gay.'”
Police said that Tuttle, who remains in
custody, was found with a gun, knives and more than 400 rounds of
ammunition at the school.
School officials were alerted by the
boy's mother, who called to tell them that her son had taken some
Police said that Tuttle intended to
shoot his target “in the arm and then shoot himself in the head.”
Evergreen Public Schools spokesman Kris
Fay said that Tuttle “has not been on the radar for this.”
The school, Frontier Middle School,
reopened after a two-hour lockdown.