HOUSTON - A northwest Houston school murder plot was foiled, thank to students and police. Two students from Cypress Ridge High School were arrested and charged with conspiring to commit murder.
According to court documents, Tony Lynn Warner and Seth Boyd Phillips, both 17, planned to take knives to school and kill students. Police say one of the teens hid a knife in a pillowcase in his room, along with index cards detailing their plans.
Students claim they overheard the teens talking about a possible threat, so they alerted school staff.
Cypress Ridge High released a statement saying:
Campus administrators were notified late Tuesday about a possible threat to Cypress Ridge High School. Law enforcement immediately identified the suspects and they were arrested. Although this incident occurred off campus, additional police were on campus yesterday as a precautionary measure. They will remain as long as necessary. Any threat involving school safety will be taken seriously and those involved punished swiftly.
Both teens are out on a $10,000 bond, and face a second-degree felony. If convicted, they could get up to 20 years.