Mother Prevents Potential School Shooting By Alerting Cops Of Son’s Plans

Written by Kecia Gayle September 21, 2019
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Mother Prevents Potential School Shooting By Alerting Cops Of Son’s Plans

Another school shooting was planned to go down on April 20, 2020 at College Place High School by a Washington student, but it won’t happen thanks to this mother.

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According to CNN, police shared that the mother came across her 17-year-old’s journal where it outlined his plans to attack his school on the 21st anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. The mother contacted officers immediately after the findings and the student was taken into custody with no incident on Tuesday after he came home from school.

Police said they found even more writings in the teen’s bedroom that supported this purported plot. “We did not locate any firearms or explosives in the teen’s possession. However, we did locate literature on how to develop explosives and other weapons,” College Place officer Dylan Schmick told HuffPost.

He was subsequently booked at a juvenile center for felony harassment and threats to bomb or injure property.

“The mother was very emotional and loves her son,” police chief Troy Tomaras said in a statement. “This was not an easy thing to do, but it was the right thing to do. The mother wanted to prevent others from being hurt and wants her son to get the help he needs.”

As it was previously reported, the spree at Columbine in Littleton, Colorado left 12 students and one teacher dead. It is still considered one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, and one of the deadliest episodes of school violence.

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