Mother Turns In 17-Year-Old Son To Police, Stops Planned Mass School Shooting

A Washington mother averted a mass shooting at her son's high school after she read her son's journal.

College Place, WA – A Washington mother turned her 17-year-old son in to police after she discovered he was plotting to carry out a mass shooting at his high school.

The woman, identified only as Nicole, said she was devastated when she came across her son’s journal and read about his horrific plans, CBS News reported.

The teen wrote that he wanted to attack College Place High School on April 20, 2020, because it will be the 21st anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting, KCPQ reported.

He said he planned to detonate propane and pipe bombs, and that he would use multiple firearms to “execute survivors” and “blast anyone in sight,” according to KUMA.

“Kill everyone possible, fight to the death,” one entry read. “Kill self after maximum damage.”

The teen also wrote about a plot to murder his mother and her boyfriend, KUMA reported.

Officers located several notebooks with entries about murder and suicide during a search of the teen’s room.

They also seized two books – “The Truth Behind Death at Columbine,” and “The Anarchist Cookbook,” KUMA reported.

“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 Police Officer Dylan Schmick told HuffPost.

Police arrested the teen without incident when he returned home from school on Oct. 1, according to KUMA.

He was charged with threats to bomb or injure property and felony harassment, and was being held at the Walla Walla County Juvenile Justice Center, KUMA reported.

Nicole said she knows she did the “right thing” by turning her son in to protect others, but said that she still feels like she has “done something wrong,” CBS News reported.

“It wasn’t easy,” she said, adding that she loves her son. “It takes a lot to do what I did.”

The mother said her son told her he has been struggling with depression, and that she believes the safest place for him right now is behind bars.

“I’m worried about his mental health and he needs help,” she told CBS News. “The truth hurts sometimes.”

College Place Police Chief Troy Tomaras said that Nicole’s decision to act was “courageous,” and that she likely saved many innocent people’s lives as a result.

“It’s clearly very emotional for her,” Chief Tomaras told CBS News. “She loves her son… She’s parenting. That’s what we need parents to do.”

"This was not an easy thing to do, but it was the right thing to do,” the chief added, according to KCPQ. “The mother wanted to prevent others from being hurt and wants her son to get the help he needs."

Comments (40)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Upon seeing the headline, my immediate thought...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Props to the mom though. Turning in your potential "domestic" terrorist has to be a tough thing to do.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Now if only we could get black moms to adopt that mindset and quit pretending their little thugs are little angels, maybe we could reduce the insanely high black crime rate.

flybynight
flybynight

ANTIFA recruit?

b1rd
b1rd

Maybe the state could hire her to work the slums. You know,,, like your neighborhood.

Ashleejeann
Ashleejeann

This mother is the definition of powerful! she saved so many people. But i can't even imagine how she feels. This poor mother. Sincerely success online coursework writer best

bryantrent
bryantrent

The mother did the right thing by turning her son in

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I don't think there was probable cause to arrest here. Cause for a mental health hold, sure, but an entry in a private journal is not a "threat" within the criminal law meaning of that word.

Lt.Jules
Lt.Jules

Ma'am, I can only imagine how difficult what you did was and now the adjudication of this. I have so much respect & admiration for what you did. You love your son no less than Christ loves us. What many parents don't do is discipline their kids and discipline is a form of love. You are an AWESOME mother! God bless you.

USMC5USBP9
USMC5USBP9

She saved lives, including her son’s life. So difficult to do but it’s the right thing to do.

Friendofblue
Friendofblue

I pray you know you did the right thing. Really the only thing a sane person could do. God bless you for saving who knows how many lives including your sons❤

Woobie46
Woobie46

So WHO is recruiting the TROLLS? Stop IMMEDIATELY. We do NOT want them on here and they have no good reason to be. Go somewhere people will believe you. That includes you LCD.