A mother from Texas, turned her son into the Police when she discovered that he was planning to attack his school.
A woman named Nicole Schubert who lives in Washington shared the harrowing tale about how she called Police on her son in the year 2019, he was just seventeen-year-old at that time when her mother got to know about his plan while reading his journal, in that journal he described his plan of mass execution at the Washington High School.
The mother was scared and called the cops, after reading her son’s plan in which he detailed about to kill everyone in the school and his mother too.
While speaking with Good Morning America, the 41-year-old Schubert, said that it was very difficult for her to make this decision but she did it for the sake of other’s lives and her son’s too.
“That’s my child, I gave birth to him. It hurts a lot, it still hurts.” She said.
“I did what I did because I wanted to save the lives of others and my son. I knew he would be safer in jail.”
“If there’s a possibility to save even one person, one child, I think it’s worth it.”
She also told that before discovering the evil plan of her son in his journal she saw a homemade pipe bomb in his room and when she questioned him about it, he didn’t answer her properly and said it was for his ‘science adventure’.
Talking to The Wall Street Journal, Nicole said,
“It was very descriptive, it was just heartbreaking. I didn’t, I didn’t really want to know the details.”
“In his journal, he wrote about carrying out a shooting on April 20, 2020, on the 21st anniversary of the Columbine shooting,” she continued. “He planned to begin his massacre at 5 am that morning by murdering me, his mother, and my boyfriend, and would begin shooting up his school at 12:20 pm later that day.”
‘Kill everyone possible, fight to the death or kill self after maximum damage has occurred,’ that’s what he wrote.” Said Nicole.
When the mother found the disturbing journal and the description of her son’s plan so she carried it with herself for completely one day and spent the whole day thinking of how to save everyone.
“Your first instinct, as a parent, is to protect your child. But at that point, I felt like if he is actually going to do these things, he would be safer in jail.” She told GMA.
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“It wasn’t just about me and him at that point, It was about a whole school – hundreds of people, hundreds of kids, children. I knew most of them. They were his friends. I have known these kids when they were just babies. How could I let it go?” she added.
Finally, she made the bone-chilling decision of calling the cops, and then she told them about the whole situation. The teen got arrested by police after returning home from school.
While his checking the Police found a knife with a six-inch blade in his pocket. After the interrogation, he admitted his act of crime. Harassment-domestic violence. He was also involved in the transgression of giving evil threats to hurt or destroy property.
The boy told the Police that all the content written in his journal was just a fantastical tale that he had in his mind and he never wanted to implement it in real life.
It was ordered by the court that the boy was not allowed to go to school from now and also gave directions to him to complete his mental evaluation program first. The program had 18 months of community guidance and 20 hours of community service.
Now the 20-year-old boy got his high school degree and looks forward to go to college in the future after seeking help for depression, said his mother.
“As hard as it was to turn him in, I don’t have any regrets,” Nicole said.
As a mother, she requested all the parents to just keep an eye on their kids and also be aware of the activities of them.
“Stay in their business. Even if they don’t like it. They’re not going to like it. But as parents, it’s our job to know what our kids are doing,’ she said, ‘Just be aware and watch for signs. Kids will normally tell you by their actions when something is wrong.”
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