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Archive for Friday, October 12, 2007

Police find cache of weapons in teen’s room

October 12, 2007

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— A home-schooled teenager who felt bullied amassed a cache of guns, knives and explosive devices and tried to recruit another boy for a possible school attack, authorities said Thursday.

The 14-year-old was taken into custody after police searched his bedroom in a Philadelphia suburb Wednesday evening. He had talked about mounting a Columbine-type attack at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, authorities said.

The weapons included a 9 mm assault rifle that the teenager's mother had recently bought for him, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. said. Prosecutors are reviewing her actions.

Police also found about 30 air-powered guns, swords, knives, a bomb-making book, videos of the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado and violence-filled notebooks, Castor said.

Comments

Confrontation 7 years, 2 months ago

This parent obviously knew what was in the bedroom, but too many parents don't have a clue.

Centrist 7 years, 2 months ago

"Home schooled" ??

This kid must have gone to the public school first, then been taken out and homeschooled.

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