Bloomington Police are investigating after a student reportedly threatened to “break the record” while talking about the shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Officials were called to Bloomington High School South around 3:50 p.m. Monday.
A student told administrators another student had indicated he had a gun in his locker and planned to shoot up the school on Friday, Dec. 21., according to a release from the Bloomington Police Department. No weapon was found in either of the student’s lockers or his backpack.
The student said he was “excited” when he first heard about the shooting in Connecticut and said that the killer must have “snapped” police said. He told the officer that he liked guns and felt “powerful” when he had a gun in his hand.
The student did have access to guns, but his parents said the ammunition for those weapons was secured in a safe. Police seized two rifles, two shotguns and two handguns along with ammunition from the student’s home.
Because the student is a juvenile, no other information has been released.
The case remains under investigation.