A 16-year-old boy has attacked five other boys in school last week to know what it feels like to kill before he died, he told police in Utah.
The teen, who is not being named, clubbed one boy and knifed four others in the locker room of Mountain View High School in Orem at around 8am November 15, before stabbing himself in the neck, but all survived.
In charging documents released Tuesday, police say the straight-A student told them he'd planned his attack to live out his murderous fantasies, and even wore red because he knew he would be soaked in blood.
The teen told police he didn't target any particular students in his attack, and just went for those boys that were nearest. Like him, they are not being identified.
The boys were changing for gym class when they were assaulted. His first victim was smashed over the back of the head with a wooden bo staff so hard that the staff broke in two, he said. That boy fell down unconscious. The teen then stabbed four others in their necks and torsos with what police later described as a three-inch blade.
The third victim was stunned by the initial blow, then stabbed a second time. He escaped by feigning death. And the final victim was stabbed as he walked to a victim to give aid. The attacker shouted his name before plunging the knife in. That victim then ran outside to safety.
A sixth boy would have become another victim, but managed to escape harm by slamming a door on his pursuer.
School staff ultimately surrounded the teen so a school police officer could tase him. The boy stabbed himself in the neck while being tased, according to the court documents.
The boy spoke freely about how the attack felt, talking about how easy the knife went in, seeing spurting blood and what it looked like to see people lose consciousness. He said he was able to attack more people than expected before he was stopped, Daily Mail reports.
All of his victims have been released from the hospital. One boy had to undergo surgery to have a main vein sutured due to a deep wound.
Another has disabled elbow and shoulder movement because his central nerve was cut when he was stabbed in the neck.
The teen has been charged as a juvenile with five counts of attempted murder and one count each of possession of a dangerous weapon and failing to stop at a command of an officer.