A 14-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday night after the police received a tip that he was plotting a shooting spree at a high school in a northern suburb of Philadelphia. The police, after searching his home, found a 9-millimeter assault rifle, dozens of authentic-looking BB and air guns, and seven hand grenades he was making, four of which were operational. They also found notebooks detailing violent acts, an Army handbook on counterinsurgency operations and a DVD entitled “Game Over in Littleton,” a documentary on the 1999 rampage in which two students at Columbine High School in Colorado shot to death 12 schoolmates and a teacher before committing suicide. The assault rifle, it turns out, was a gift from his mother.
Note: Officially, it is not classified as a “terrorist plot” but only a “plot” since the boys identity and race has not yet been disclosed.