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13-year-old shooting suspect is charged with assault

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SEATTLE — A 13-year-old boy accused of firing a shot into the ceiling of a school cafeteria was charged Friday with assault, kidnapping and other offenses.

If convicted, Josh Warnock could be held until he turns 21.

The summer school student is accused of firing a shot at the Dimmitt Middle School on Monday and ordering the approximately 50 students in the lunchroom onto the stage. Instead, they scattered, and no one was hurt.

A 12-year-old who police say helped plan the shooting was also taken into custody.

An aunt of the 12-year-old said the boys may have been copying a movie in which youngsters took people hostage and presented a list of silly demands.