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.
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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.
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