Preliminary hearing set for Bartlesville High School student Sammie Chavez
4:45 PM, Jan 11, 2013
4:54 PM, Jan 11, 2013
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A preliminary hearing has been set for a Bartlesville student accused of plotting to shoot his classmates and bomb his school.
A judge set Sammie Chavez' hearing date for Feb. 21 on Friday.
Chavez was arrested the same day as the tragic shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn. in December.
A police affidavit stated that a student confirmed two days prior the 18-year-old had tried to recruit other students to help him "lure students into the school auditorium where he planned to begin shooting them after chaining the doors shut."
A search warrant of Chavez' home uncovered a number of questionable items, including swords and a .22-caliber rifle searched for on Chavez' school computer.
According to police, students also witnessed Chavez not only "researching the Columbine High School massacre and remorseful letters on the 'in Memory' page," they also saw him looking at a website on how to build pipe bombs.
Chavez is facing charges of planning to perform an act of violence. He remains in jail on $1 million bond.