A shocking new report has just come on the heels of one of the deadliest school shootings in history. While police are dealing with a tragic situation in Florida, other law enforcement officials are are putting together evidence about a mass shooting they just stopped in its tracks.
According to reports, authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack. The attack was reportedly set to take place in Everett, Washington. The town is located 30 miles north of Seattle.
Joshua Alexander O'Connor is being charged with attempted murder. He is currently 18-years-old and is being held on a $5 million bond.
In the documents collected by Joshua's grandmother, which she sent to police, Joshua had listed out his plans. He detailed how he was plotting the attack and mentioned that he had been studying other shootings and bombings. He even said he was learning from the "mistakes" of those shooters.
“I need to make this count,” O’Connor reportedly wrote. “I’ve been reviewing many mass shootings/bombings (and attempted bombings) I’m learning from past shooters/bombers mistakes.”
Police acted quickly and were able to arrest Joshua. They searched his house and found his journal, a rifle that he had hidden in a guitar case, and grenades. At this time, it is unclear who his exact targets were going to be.
Join us in praying for the safety of our nation, especially our students. Also, please join us in asking for God's grace and mercy to comfort all of those who were affected by Wednesday's tragic attack in Florida.
What do you think about this? Let us know! In related news, survivors from the Florida school shooting have spoken out to share their accounts of what took place.