14-Year-Old's Mom Arrested on Gun Charges

Supplied teen planning Columbine-style attack with weapons: cops
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2007 1:32 PM CDT
Dillon Cossey, 14, is lead into the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse for his hearing in Norristown, Pa. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2007. Cossey was charged as a juvenile with solicitation to commit...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A Pennsylvania woman faces multiple criminal charges after buying guns and bomb-making materials for her emotionally disturbed 14-year old son. Michele Cossey is accused of purchasing a 9mm semiautomatic rifle, a .22 rifle and handgun, and black powder for use in making grenades, CNN reports. Her son, home-schooled after withdrawing in 2006, is being charged with solicitation to commit terror.

Police are convinced the boy was planning a Columbine-style attack: A search of his room found the weapons in plain sight, along with 30 additional air rifles, knives, bomb-making recipes and a video of the Columbine incident. Police acted on a tip from a local high school student.