Counselor Thwarts Plan for Massive Shooting at a School in Tennessee

Mental help worker called authorities and may have sound countless lives.
1:44 | 06/13/14

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And now we -- to some encouraging news as you'll remember this week began with a shooting at a high school -- -- than the 74 since Newtown. But we end this week with a tragedy averted. And it's all thanks to an alert expert who recognized a dangerous and troubled young man and took action. ABC Stephenson -- has that story. Today Tennessee police tell us they started investigating two students after disturbing tip from one of the teenagers therapists news. -- -- -- -- It was a plan. Okay. Authorities say the teenagers planned to shoot up volunteer high school killing as many people as possible. And one student's home police say they found guns firecrackers. A plastic bag full of gunpowder and floor plans to the high school. -- detailed plans for attack that is a maximum amount of students. -- and always. Police say the -- journals reveal the student was accessed with the killings at Columbine High School and was waiting until his senior year to excuse the plan. The mental health professional treating the student at a youth center called police last October. Can we have a concern that he may be at risk of harm to another individual. We made an effort and money to notify individual who is at risk as well as to contact authorities. Shortly after that call police took both students in the custody where they've remained. Thursday police charged them with conspiracy to commit first degree murder and terrorism they have yet to enter a plea to scares me I mean it. -- and understand money -- wanted to do such a thing today the school system called this a wake up call the students everywhere Steve Centanni ABC news Atlanta.

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