Something stinks about this. Consider the following:
- The "arsenal" consisted of mostly airsoft, i.e., airguns that shoot plastic pellets.
- The DA has stated that while he believes the kid is disturbed, no attack was imminent or even truly in the works.
- The kid may have solicited another student to help him. I'd really like to know what he said to someone else, if anything.
- The mom owned a couple of real guns but didn't even keep them at her home.
This morning, we hear that the mom was charged with several felonies: endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful transfer of firearms, and aiding the possession of a firearm by a minor.
Heck, I had a much more impressive, real arsenal by the time I was 14. I am far from unusual even in this day and age. I wonder how many parents could be charged with the above counts because they allowed minors access to firearms. I bet it would be in the millions.
It's almost as if the kid got overheard talking smack like most 14 year olds do, someone overreacted, so he got arrested. The DA then decided there wasn't a real threat, but now the dog and pony show is started and to finish it, they have to charge somebody for something. Another interesting tidbit: DA Castor is currently running for Plymouth Township Commissioner, so there may be a political motivation.
I sure hope that the mom isn't getting Knifonged.