After he was teased about his inferior dodgeball prowess in a physical education class, a 12-year-old boy last week told classmates he planned to kill them, police said.
The boy, a student at Lewis and Clark Middle School near 69th and Burt Streets, was arrested and booked into a juvenile detention facility on suspicion of making terroristic threats, a felony.
The boy was not identified by police.
He forcefully threw a ball at another boy, who may have been teasing him, police said, reporting on a school employee's account of the Dec. 18 threat. He pushed the boy in the chest and slapped him in the face.
The boy told of his plans to bring a gun to school after the employee intervened. The boy offered a comparison of his planned killings to those at a Newtown, Conn., school where 20 children were fatally shot four days earlier.
The Omaha boy said his killings would be more significant, police said
The school's principal talked with the boy's mother, who reported there were no guns in her home, police said.
— Emerson Clarridge