14 year old has 9mm handguns, threatens to take them to school.
The police are still "trying to determine" where the kid got his guns. Maybe they should ask Wayne Lapierre. No doubt he will say that it's none of their business.
One week after 26 students and staffers were gunned down in a Newtown, Conn. school, a 14-year-old Bucks County boy is in custody for allegedly threatening to "randomly kill students and staff" at Council Rock South High School, police said Friday.
A tip from the parent of another student led police to the Richboro home of the ninth grader, where they confiscated two 9mm, World War II-vintage handguns, a replica AK-47 rifle, plus knives, machetes and swords, Northampton Township Police Chief Barry Pilla said.
"I believe that because of the cooperation of the community and the school administration, we dodged a bullet," Pilla said at an 11 a.m. news conference. "This was a credible threat."
The threat prompted the district to close the school in the Holland section of the township, affecting 2,200 students, plus faculty and staff. It was specific to that campus, Superintendent Mark Klein said, so the district's other schools and 9,360 students were not affected.
Four other high schools in lower and central Bucks also were targeted with threats Thursday, but they were investigated and discounted, and classes continued as scheduled, officials said.
In the Council Rock case, the 9th grader was being held in the county Youth Detention Center in Edison, on charges of making terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a minor.
Police did not know why the threats had been made, Pilla said.
The student's mother, Lizabeth Donohoe, 50, was being held at the county prison on charges of possession of a firearm and endangering the welfare of children.
Police were trying to determine who owned the handguns and where they came from, Pilla said.
The ninth grader made statements Thursday at the school "indicating that he was going to bring a gun and knives into the school building Friday morning and randomly kill students and staff," Pilla said.
Another student alerted his parent about the threats, and the parent called police, Pilla said.
"He's a hero," Klein said about that student.
The 9th grader did not post threats on the Internet, but other students wrote about them on Facebook, the police chief said.
At the 9th grader's house on Cypress Avenue, police found 9mm Browning and FB Radom handguns and the replica AK-47 rifle in his bedroom, Pilla said. There were empty clips for each handgun, but no ammunition, he said.
The replica rifle was so authentic that if the student "confronted law-enforcement officers with that weapon, they would shoot him," Pilla said.
There were empty clips for each handgun, but no ammunition, he said.
I think I know why. The "replica AK-47" was a toy. After a quick study the two pistols were probably Grandpa (or Great Grandpa's) WWII captures. Some German soldiers captured had Brownings. The FB Radom was German issue.
Maybe one of the Forum gun guru's know, but I doubt the common modern 9mm ammunition available at the corner gun shop would fit in the clips for these weapons and you would have to order cartridges from a major supplier of specialty ammo.