The stepfather said the teen confessed his intentions Sunday, telling them he had stolen guns from his grandfather and planned to kill the students who had hurt him.
"He wanted to blow the school up on top of him," the stepfather told WOOD. "I was in shock. I just couldn’t believe it. ... We couldn't think at that point. How'd this even get to this point?"
The parents and the boy agreed to go to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
"He wanted to go. He knew that he needed help," the stepfather told WOOD. "He walked right into the lobby and was like, ‘This is what I’ve been planning on doing.' He said, 'This is where you can find everything.'"
"These parents did a good job and I hope the public sees that," Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott told WOOD.
Abbott said authorities found Molotov cocktails and materials to make pipe bombs in the teen’s home. They also found two guns and ammunition.
Paw Paw Public Schools called off Monday classes due to the threat.
A decision on trying the teen as an adult will be made at a March 29 hearing.
"He asked for help. He's been asking for help," the boy’s stepfather told WOOD. "I'm really worried that he might be made an example of."
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