Police Stop Catoctin High School Shooting, Bombing, Planned By Female Student, Nichole Cevario
Frederick County, MD – A plot designed by Nichole Cevario for a mass shooting next month at Catoctin High School has been discovered and stopped. According to The Frederick News-Post, Cevario’s parents became aware of the plot and her father brought it to the attention of school officials on Thursday. She is a student at the school and was removed from class and taken into custody. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said: “This event was very probably prevented by the parents who stepped forward. They saw something, they said something, they came forward, they did the right thing, so I give all the credit in the world to the parents of this young lady.”
He also said that several “explosive materials”, including ‘pipes with end caps’, ‘nails to be used as shrapnel’, fireworks, magnesium tape, and fuse materials were seized during a search of Nichole Cevario’s home last week, but none had been combined at that point to make a bomb.
Sheriff Jenkins said that “basically the plan was to extract the black powder from the fireworks to create the pipe bombs.” A Remington 870 shotgun and 12 gauge ammunition were also seized from the home. No weapons or explosives were found at the high school. Nichole Cevario’s journal was key to the ongoing investigation. The first entry was made on December 16, 2016, and hints of violence were evident from that first entry. The Sheriff said that there was evidence of emotional and mental health issues, as shown by the way Cevario went out and found ways to purchase the needed supplies.