A Day Prior to Parkland, Grandmother Foils Grandson’s Alleged School Shooting Plans

(NBC News/Associated Press) Just a day before to the horrific school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead, a Washington state high school student’s grandmother handed police her grandson’s journal—which allegedly detailed plans for a mass shooting.

Catherine Katsel-O’Connor called 911 on Tuesday in Everett, Washington, after she read her grandson Joshua Alexander O’Connor’s journal the night before, according to court documents.

She indicated that she was alarmed by the violent sentiments she discovered in the journal — as well as the semi-automatic rifle she discovered hidden in a guitar case.

Police now claim that O’Connor, 18, planned to kill his classmates at ACES High School with the rifle as well as homemade explosive devices.

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