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    Pa. mom admits helping son build weapons cache

    Sep 23, 3:33 PM (ET)

    By MARYCLAIRE DALE

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A woman admitted she helped her troubled, bullied 14-year-old son build a cache of weapons by buying him a rifle and gunpowder, but investigators still don't know if she was aware her son was planning a deadly school attack.

    Michele Cossey, 46, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Norristown to one count of child endangerment. She admitted that she bought him a rifle with a laser scope and gunpowder, which investigators said he was using to build grenades.

    Prosecutors said her son, Dillon, came idolize the Columbine High School shooters and was planning an attack last year on Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, which some former schoolmates attended.

    Cossey, bullied over his weight, had left public school in seventh grade and was being home-schooled. Over time, violent Internet sites fueled his revenge fantasies, his defense lawyer said after his juvenile court plea.

    Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Parisi said he thought purchasing the weapons was "an attempt to boost his self-esteem, and in some way help the child, as misplaced as those thoughts may have been."
    Michelle Cossey's sentencing hearing won't happen until after she undergoes a psychiatric evaluation. The maximum possible prison term is 3 1/2 to 7 years, but her defense attorney she could get less than a year - or even just probation - under sentencing guidelines.
    Parisi said he doesn't know if Cossey knew about her son's attack plans, but that he hopes to learn that before sentencing.

    "If it were to come out that she knew he was planning an attack ... that would certainly increase the severity of the crime," he said.

    The judge who sentenced Dillon Cossey to a juvenile treatment facility, where he could remain until his 21st birthday, said that Michele Cossey had fostered a "me-and-mom-against-the-world" attitude in her only child.

    Authorities did not think the school attack was imminent, but the boy did amass an arsenal - knives, swords, BB guns, the rifle and partly assembled homemade grenades - in his bedroom at his Plymouth Township home.
    Police learned of the planned attack when Cossey invited a friend to join him. The friend went to police last fall.

    Michelle Cossey has had twice-a-month supervised visits with her son, is missing him and wants him back home, defense lawyer Tim Woodward said.
    "Her ultimate goal is to be reunited with her son," the attorney said. "She does admit that she made some mistakes."



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    What a freakin retard. Oh yeah, my son was bullied so I'll just buy him some guns and shit to make him feel better.

    I think a box of Twinkies would have sufficed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    what A Freakin Retard. Oh Yeah, My Son Was Bullied So I'll Just Buy Him Some Guns And Shit To Make Him Feel Better.

    i Think A Box Of Twinkies Would Have Sufficed.
    Lol

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    I think she already tried the Twinkies, and they didn't work.


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    Should have bought the dude a gym membership and let him workout his anger and get some self esteem w/out killing anyone -of course she wasn't setting much of an example nutritionally speaking .

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    i Think A Box Of Twinkies Would Have Sufficed.

    Be careful, you're treading on some serious turf with some folks on this board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quick_single View Post
    What a freakin retard. Oh yeah, my son was bullied so I'll just buy him some guns and shit to make him feel better.

    I think a box of Twinkies would have sufficed.
    Let's not blame it ALL on the bullying...the violent internet websites certainly played a role as well.

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    It almost seemed to me like South Park's Eric Cartman and his mom brought to life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
    I think she already tried the Twinkies, and they didn't work.
    hahahaha!!! I was thinking the same thing.

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