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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for plotting an attack at his Washington state high school on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre after his mother discovered his plans in his journal and contacted police.
The teen, who has not been identified because he is a minor, was taken into custody on Tuesday after he came home from school, according to the College Place Police Department.
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He had allegedly written several journal entries detailing his plans to target College Place High School on April 20, 2020.
That date would make the 21st anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School that left 12 students and one teacher dead in Littleton, Colorado.
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The Columbine massacre still ranks among the worst school shootings in American history.
The teen also allegedly wrote in his journal that he wanted to kill his mother and her boyfriend.
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The mother told police that she had found some items in his room about a month ago which she thought could be connected to developing an explosive, Officer Dylan Schmick told YakTriNews.
In the teen's bedroom, investigators found 'supporting literature' that could have been used to orchestrate an attack.
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'There were some other books that we found that he looked like he had been reading that were concerning -- about how to manufacture weapons...
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