17-year-old high school student who was ‘plotting a Columbine-style massacre at his school on the 21st anniversary of the shooting’ was arrested on Tuesday in College Place, Washington
The teen who was turned in by his own mother after she read his journal and discovered he planned to kill her too, along with her boyfriend
He was booked for felony harassment and threats to bomb or injure property
The teen’s mother had contacted police after she discovered journals entries detailing his plan to attack College Place High School on April 20, 2020
The mother told police she had found some items in her son’s room about a month ago which she thought could be used to develop an explosive
Police said the teen’s plot appeared to have been inspired by the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado
The YakTriNews reports that the teen also allegedly wrote in his journal that he wanted to kill his mother and her boyfriend. The mother told police that she had found some items in his room about a month ago which she thought could be connected to developing an explosive.
In the teen’s bedroom, investigators found ‘supporting literature’ that could have been used to orchestrate an attack.
‘There were some other books that we found that he looked like he had been reading that were concerning — about how to manufacture weapons and a book pertaining to Columbine,’ Schmick said.
The officer said they also found a ‘manifesto’ that the teen wanted to take along during the planned attack.