BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The Bartlesville student arrested for allegedly trying to shoot his classmates and set off explosives in his high school has been deemed competent to stand trial.
Sammie Eaglebear Chavez has been in police custody since Dec. 14, 2012, the same day as the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Conn., after police received a tip that he was planning a shooting spree.
Several signs of Chavez' alleged plotting came to light following the teen's arrest, including several students' claims that they had witnessed Chavez researching the Columbine High School Massacre and pipe bomb how-to websites.
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The report stated that while Chavez has a self-reported history of depression, suicidal thoughts, cutting and auditory hallucinations, the 18-year-old has the mental capacity to face a jury.
Charged with conspiring to perform an act of violence, Chavez is scheduled to appear in a Washington County courtroom Wednesday for a formal arraignment.
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