Md. teen gets 20 years for plotting 'Columbine-style' school attack; father turned her in
A Maryland teen has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting a mass shooting at Catoctin High School in Frederick County.
Nicole Cevario, 19, was sentenced after pleading guilty to possessing explosive material with the intent to create a destructive device.
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said Cevario’s father turned his daughter in after finding a detailed journal at home full of attack plans in March 2017.
Cevario was taken out of class and then to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation.
In the journal, the father found talk of a shotgun with ammo, bomb material and the school’s emergency plan for a "Columbine-style" attack at the school. Also scribbled inside the journal was a date for the potential attack: April 5, 2017.
When police searched Cevario's home, they say they found the journal, a shotgun, ammunition, pipes and caps, shrapnel, fireworks, magnesium tape and fuse material.
According to the evidence, Cevario had planned to die if her attack was executed the way it was drawn up.