Prosecutors: Boy Planned 'Political' Shooting in Montana

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 14-year-old boy accused of bringing two handguns to a Montana high school told authorities he wanted to show people "you don't need an assault rifle to shoot up a school."

The boy was arrested Jan. 25 after another student tipped off Harrison High School officials. They found a .357 Magnum, a .22 caliber handgun and 47 rounds of ammunition in the boy's backpack.

KTVM-TV reported Friday ( prosecutors filed court documents that said the boy was considering using the guns in a school shooting "for political reasons."

The documents say the boy "was going to show people that it could be done with a couple of handguns."

A judge has entered a plea of "not true" on the boy's behalf to a criminal endangerment charge.

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