Mother charged after 14-year-old son allegedly stockpiled weapons for school shooting

Latest news

    The mother of a 14-year-old who police say planned to shoot multiple classmates at his Pennsylvania high school was charged on Monday in connection to the foiled plot, authorities said.

    Lenora Ann Hendrix, of Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, was charged with knowingly and intentionally delivering or providing a firearm to a minor, according to ABC affiliate WTAE, after her son threatened to carry out a mass shooting at Uniontown High School last month.

    The teen, who wasn’t indentified, was taken into police custody on Jan. 25, just days after mass shootings at high schools in Kentucky and Texas. A witness reported that she overheard the suspect saying he would kill four classmates he disliked, officials said.

    Police later obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s home and recovered from his bedroom a semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun, two machetes, throwing knives, two lever-action rifles, a revolver, a cross bow, “and bulk ammunition for all of the weapons,” Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower said at a news conference in January.

    When asked about the weapons, Hendrix told police that she permitted her son to store firearms in his bedroom to teach him responsibility and to “let him grow up,” according to a criminal complaint.

    The suspect “indicated that it would be extremely easy to sneak a gun into the school in his backpack,” Bower said. “And he also indicated that he could use a sniper rifle from a distance, or use a shotgun for mass casualties.”

    Bower praised the witness who overheard and reported the threat, saying “thank God” she called the police and that “a catastrophe” like was “averted today.”

    The teen was charged with terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a minor and criminal attempt to commit catastrophe, authorities said. It was unclear if Hendrix or her son had obtained an attorney as of Tuesday morning.

    View the original article: http://abcnews.go.com/US/mother-charged-14-year-son-allegedly-stockpiled-weapons/story?id=53038504

    Original story is here : http://abcnews.go.com/US/mother-charged-14-year-son-allegedly-stockpiled-weapons/story?id=53038504

    In the same category are

    Missing hiker survived 6 days on bees and huckleberries A hiker missing for six days on Washington state's Mount St. Helens survived on huckleberries and bees that he killed and ate, according to the man's ...
    Soaring bankruptcy rates signal a ‘coming storm of broke elderly,’ study finds Older Americans are filing for bankruptcy at more than double the rate of just 25 years ago, a sign of a "coming storm of broke elderly," a new study ...
    Teen who vanished 5 years ago reemerges, telling police she’s safe, happy A Florida teenager who vanished five years ago has reemerged this week, telling police she's safe, happy and has a support system.Emily Paul was 14 ye...
    Manafort Jury asks judge to define ‘reasonable doubt’ during deliberations After a full day of deliberation, the 12-person jury in the financial crimes trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has yet to reach a ...
    ‘He fooled us’: Friends of man who allegedly killed family speak out after arrest After Chris Watts' pregnant wife and two young daughters were reported missing in their Colorado town Monday, his friends, Nick and Amanda Thayer, rus...
    Husband arrested in killing of missing pregnant wife, 2 young kids; her body found A Colorado man is facing charges in connection with the killing of his pregnant wife and two young daughters after the mother and their little girls w...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.