A Minnesota federal grand jury is investigating whether several Red Lake high school students plotted a coordinated raid striking the school and other targets on the reservation, including a hospital, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The purported scheme would have involved more than the shootings carried out by 16-year-old Jeff Weise, who killed himself at the end of the shooting spree that left 10 dead. Sources reported indications that students with some knowledge of the plan did not think Weise was serious or would go through with it.
Subpoenas to testify before the grand jury have kept some students out of school, which reopened Tuesday but saw only 90 of 320 students show up. The case is the second-deadliest school shooting incident in U.S. history and the first in which federal authorities have had sole jurisdiction. Justice Department officials in Washington have taken a keen interest in the probe. It has become one of the most intensive local investigations by federal agents in recent history.