Waseca Police said they foiled an alleged attempt by a 17-year-old student to kill his family and schoolmates in a Columbine-style massacre. After receiving a tip about a person behaving suspiciously at a storage facility, authorities arrested the teen and were shocked at what they discovered.
Waseca police captain Kris Markeson told reporters during a press conference, “I am very disturbed by the amount of weapons he had.”
The unnamed teen told authorities that he had wanted to carry it out out the attack on April 20, the 15th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School. But the date fell on Easter week this year, when school was out.
Time magazine reported,
The suspect was planning to carry out the attack within a week or two and was believed to be acting alone, Markeson said. The police arrested him after a tip-off about a person behaving suspiciously at a storage facility. Items allegedly belonging to the teen that could have been used for bombmaking, such as gunpowder, a pressure cooker and chemicals, were found there.
The suspect was then brought to the police station for an interview, where authorities said he told them about his plans and handed them the key to a safe where he kept his guns. Upon searching his home, officers found seven firearms, ammunition, several bombs and a notebook detailing the attack.
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