Police: Would-be shooter, 11, heard voices telling him to kill

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — An 11-year-old boy who took a gun and ammunition to his middle school heard voices in his head telling him to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, police said in a court document released Thursday.

In the affidavit released as the boy appeared in Clark County Juvenile Court, police said he claimed in the presence of school officials that a “voice in his head” was telling him to kill another 11-year-old student “for calling his friend ... ‘gay.’”

Commissioner Dayann Liebman ordered a mental competency hearing. The boy remained in custody. His case will be reviewed today. The Associated Press is not identifying the boy because of his age.

The boy was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found with a gun, knives and more than 400 rounds of ammunition at Frontier Middle School. No one was hurt, and the school returned to normal after a two-hour lockdown.

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