WINFIELD, Mo. (KMOV) – A second Lincoln County high school student has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged school shooting plot.
The 16-year-old student was arrested on Thursday; his name and photo are not being released because he is a juvenile.
The arrest came after the teen made the following post on Facebook: "Well one of the students was me. And im not gonna kill anyone, I already told the cops my plan so I cant pull it off now."
On Tuesday, the Lincoln County sheriff’s office made their first arrest in this case. Winfield High School student Donald G. Waters, 18, was arrested and charged with first-degree conspiracy assault.
Authorities were called to the high school on Tuesday after a school administrator learned of the possible school shooting plot.
Two high school students told Winfield High School’s resource officer that Waters had tried to recruit them to execute a school shooting.
Both students stated that Waters asked them to make a list of the victims they wanted dead.
During an interview with Lincoln County detectives, Waters said that he didn’t have a physical list of people that he wanted dead, but he did have a long mental list. Waters told them his plan was to run through the halls of the school as fast as he could and shoot as many people as he could. Waters also admitted to researching how to make guns and other types of weapons.
Investigators seized Waters’ computer and sent it to the St. Charles County Cyber Crimes Unit. Authorities there found several images of weapons and YouTube videos about how to build a gun rail and how to shoot guns on Waters’ computer. They also found a letter that said, “I hate everything and everyone, I wanted everyone to die.”
Police say they did not find a gun and they don’t know if the suspect set a date or time for an attack, but police say they have to take any threat seriously.