A teenager who killed two students at a Des Moines school for at-risk youth has been charged with murder


An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder Monday after killing two teenagers at an alternative education program for at-risk youth in Des Moines.

Des Moines man Preston Walls has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the shooting at Starts Right Here on Monday, police said. His two teenagers, an 18-year-old man and his 16-year-old man, died in the attack.

The program’s founder, 49-year-old William Holmes — a rapper who goes by the stage name Will Keeps — has been injured.

Police said Walls was under pretrial surveillance on gun charges, removed his ankle bracelet 16 minutes before carrying a gun to school, and confronted the two students who had been killed. It says. Walls and his two students were all gang members and belonged to rival gangs, police said.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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