- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

DENVER (AP) - An arrest affidavit says two teenage girls accused of plotting to kill classmates at a suburban Denver high school planned to commit suicide afterward.

According to the affidavit unsealed Friday, Brooke Higgins, then 16, wrote in her journal she wished she could have taken part in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/gcQsnP ) she also wrote that she wanted to die, saying she was already an “empty shell.”

Higgins and co-defendant Sienna Johnson, also 16 at the time, were arrested in December 2015 and charged as adults in the alleged plan to shoot students and staff at Mountain Vista High School. Higgins pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit murder and solicitation of murder. A plea deal calls on her to serve three years in the juvenile detention system.

Johnson is still going through the legal system.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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