Get BlazeTV
News

Bullied teen stole guns and made bombs to use at his school, but parents called the police

A school shooting plot by a 15-year-old Michigan high school student was prevented after his parents reported him to police. The sheriff said the community narrowly avoided a disaster because the boy came forward and his parents contacted police. (Image source: WOOD-TV video screenshot)

A Michigan high school student faces felony charges after his parents turned him in to police for planning a school shooting, WNEM-TV reports.

What happened?

A 15-year-old student of Paw Paw High School reportedly stole two shotguns from his grandparents, made Molotov cocktails, and collected bomb-making materials after being bullied at school.

The teen’s family said he was being bullied over a photograph of him in his underwear that had begun circulating around the school.

He went to his parents and told them about his plans before carrying them out, however, and they took him to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department.

A close call

Sheriff Dan Abbott said the community narrowly avoided a disaster because the boy came forward and his parents contacted police.

“There’s no question in my mind, there was going to be a terrorist act today,” Abbott said. “The guns were going to go inside a school along with the bombs, and it was going to be a bad environment today. These parents did a good job and I hope the public sees that.”

After hearing about the boy’s plans Sunday, officials cancelled school the next day.

The boy has been charged with making a terrorist threat, two counts of possession of a shortened barrel firearm, possession of stolen firearms, and possession of bomb-making materials. The 15-year-old could be tried as an adult.

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Subscribe Now
Recommended
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.