December 9, 2015
Karen says she fears her 23-year-old son, Andrew, who she says has a history of mental illness, could walk into a school or store and murder innocent people, and that even right now, she fears, he could be contemplating committing a mass murder.
“Andrew has always had a fascination where a large number of people were killed,” she claims. “Andrew says he has a ‘good Andrew’ and then a ‘bad Andrew,’ but sometimes the ‘bad Andrew overrules the ‘good Andrew.’”
Karen claims Andrew’s aggressive behavior began when he was in kindergarten, and recalls a story in which she says Andrew “threatened to kill” another boy with a BB gun. She says Andrew’s problems continued into his teen years, and include a suicide attempt at age 7 and another at age 14. “At the time, he was being bullied, and he told his ROTC instructor that he just felt like ‘going VT,’ Virginia Tech, on the kids,” she says, while also explaining that Andrew was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In 2013, Karen says her fears escalated when she says Andrew broke into her horse trailer and stole guns and ammunition, which resulted in several schools in the area being put on lockdown. “I tried to get him to return the guns, and he wouldn’t come back,” she recalls. “The next day, Andrew called me at school. I kept him on the phone until the police could locate him.”
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Andrew admits, “I have thoughts of killing random people. I don’t want to go to a school and shoot up kids or hurt myself, but I don’t know if I can stop myself.”