Chilling new details about Edmond North student’s bomb plot

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EDMOND, Okla. -- A search warrant reveals terrifying new details about an Edmond teen's plot to allegedly blow up his high school.

Charges are pending against the student, whose name will not be reported because he is a juvenile.

Investigators have seized counseling records for the teen; his alleged plan went beyond Edmond North High School, including potential victims in his own family.

Authorities say the 16-year-old's parents voluntarily handed over key evidence to police, including their son's laptop and his handwritten notes detailing a chilling murder plan.

Investigators say the teen wanted to kill teachers, classmates, and even his parents.

Court documents show those notes indicated he wanted to use backpack bombs, a car bomb, and there were also drawings of homemade explosive devices.

"The details in this affidavit, the details of his plan, are shocking, disturbing, troubling, there aren't enough words," Edmond Public Schools spokesperson Susan Parks-Schlepp said.

Fortunately, his plans were exposed when students told school leaders they were concerned about their friend's mental health. The district says those students saved lives.

Sometimes it's just a gut feeling, that something's not right with my classmate, we want them to know they can go to a trusted adult and report that information,'" Parks-Schlepp said.

Police have seized counseling records from a mental health center in Edmond where the 16-year-old was treated.

Court papers also show the teen studied mass murders like Virginia Tech and Columbine, telling a counselor, "they didn't kill enough people." He also said he was determined about "leaving a legacy."

In search of the teen's home, investigators say they found evidence that the teen had more than just a plan. They found explosive device components, fuses, and backpacks.

District leaders say they are reviewing their mental health and crisis programs to help prevent an event like this from ever happening.

The district attorney's office tells NewsChannel 4 the teen will stay in a mental health facility until he is charged.

 

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