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Dad Turns Teen Daughter in to Cops after Finding Detailed Journal of Mass Shooting

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Mass shootings are far too common nowadays, and with so much tragedy in the world already, it’s a miracle someone stopped another one.

But the fact that a father turned in his own daughter after discovering the disturbing plans in her journal is commendable in and of itself. Many parents may have tried to protect their child, but this father knew what he had to do.

Nicole Cevario, then 18, had been keeping a journal of supplies for a well thought-out attack on her school, Catoctin High School in Frederick County, Maryland.

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Apparently, she had been making detailed lists of ammunition, a shotgun, and had the materials she would need to make a bomb.

Some of those materials included shrapnel, pipes and caps, magnesium tape, fuses, and fireworks. She was admitted to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation and was arrested immediately after being discharged.

Authorities claim that if the attack had gone as planned, Cevario would have died at the end of it, as so many mass shooters before her.

There was even a date planned: April 5, 2017.

Police are also confident she was working alone, and that no kind of weapon had yet been brought into the school. But if she had, she even knew and had written down the school’s emergency plan.

Sheriff Charles A. Jenkins said that they took the threats very seriously. “We felt this was going to be carried out. There is no doubt in our minds that we diverted a disaster up there,” he said.

When they searched her house, police found that list of stockpiled items, line for line. Because she was 18, she had purchased her list of materials legally, including the gun.

In her journal, Cevario had referenced the past school shootings: Columbine, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut. “She focused on mistakes those shooters made,” Jenkins said.



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There was also another goal she had in mind — who knows how much it motivated her, but she believed she was going to “be the first female mass shooter.”

“The journal was very detailed, including a time line that revealed how she was going to execute the plot, and her expectations at each stage of the event,” police said.

Her friends report that she was a gentle soul, and that she could cry at the thought of hurting anyone.

They mention that it’s obvious there was a part of her they didn’t know, but they were shocked and torn apart by the revelation.

As of Jan. 31, Cevario, now 19, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her heinous plot. She pleaded guilty to “possessing explosive material with the intent to create a destructive device.”

Thank goodness for a vigilant father who knew how to make the difficult decisions that needed to be made. It’s sad to see people so young plotting such terrible acts, but it’s reassuring that she was caught and prevented from harming anyone.

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