In the message, McKinney allegedly told him not to go to school. "Please don't do it," said Erickson in a preliminary hearing.
After the shooting, Erickson told investigators that McKinney had made him do it and instructed him to guard the exit and told everyone not to move. He said he fired only one shot and handed the weapon to the three boys who had rushed him, including Castillo.
But one of the people who rushed him, Brandon Bialy, told investigators that Ericsson aimed his weapons at the heads of those who rushed him and did not give up his gun intentionally, according to Douglas County Chief Investigator Brian Pereira.
Four cartridge cases of Ericsson's pistol were found at the scene, Pereira said in court.
The defense provided audio from an interview with police, in which McKinney said that Erickson was an "idiot" and jumped easily.
Pereira told the court that on the day of the shooting at 1
At 13:51, Erickson was sending messages back "go now"
McKinney said that a woman was born but had switched to a male, and referred to specific students who called him "disgusting" for going through the process, for a probable cause that was alleged.
Erickson's parents owned a safe with a firearm, the release said The couple left school that day and opened it with an ax.
Erickson picked up both handguns used by his parents, according to law enforcement sources, and both rifles were purchased legally.
Both suspects face criminal charges. shooting charges, including first-degree murder, McKinney was charged as an adult
Suspects alleged to have used cocaine
Ericsson said they used cocaine in his basement before returned to school. The two students used the high school entrance because they knew they would be able to bring their weapons into the school, the affidavit said.
Erickson said McKinney threatened to shoot him if he didn't go along with the plan, documents say.
After Ericsson pulled the magnetic strip on the door and closed it so that it could not be opened from the outside, the two pulled out their weapons and said "nobody moves," the statement said.