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THE VILLAGES (CBSMiami) – Two central Florida teens are accused of plotting a “Columbine” style attack at their middle school.

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Sumter County sheriff’s deputies say the boys’ violent plans were supposed to be carried out on Friday. They reportedly had a secret signal worked out as to when to open fire at the Villages Charter Middle School.

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School administrators became aware of the mass shooting rumors on Tuesday.

Investigators said the 13-year-old told them he had been planning the attack and the 14-year-old student reportedly admitted that they had conversations about the shooting.

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During a search of the teens’ homes, the sheriff’s office said several guns were found.