Who is Nichole Schubert? Mom called cops on her own son after finding his plans to orchestrate MASS SHOOTING
'Kids will normally tell you by their actions when something is wrong,' said Schubert in an emotional TV interview
A mother from Washington has shared her heart-rending yet oh-so-brave story about handing over her own son to the police. Nichole Schubert reportedly had to make the tough decision in 2019 when she found her then-17-year-old son’s journal while cleaning the house.
As per reports, Schubert’s teenage child had written in his diary about murdering her and her boyfriend, and then carry out a masscare at his Washington high school. Speaking with T.J. Holmes of ‘Good Morning America’, she said: “It was very descriptive. It was just heartbreaking. I didn't, I didn't really want to know the details. That's my child, I, I gave birth to him, you know. It hurts a lot. It still hurts.”
The mother said she had to fight an intense inner battle before she informed the law enforcement hours after making the startling discovery. She also reportedly told cops about another shocking finding she made months ago before she found the diary. She had seen what appeared to be a homemade pipe bomb in the teen's room.
Schubert explained during the interview that aired on Thursday, July 21, “Your first instinct is, as a parent, is to protect your child. But at that point, I felt like if he is actually going to do these things, he would be safer in jail. It wasn't just about me and him at that point. It was about a whole school — hundreds of people, hundreds of kids, children.”
According to the police report, the unnamed young man had written, “Kill everyone possible, fight to the death or kill self after maximum damage has occurred.” He reportedly had thought of executing his plan on April 20, 2020 — the day of the Columbine shooting’s 20th anniversary.
Reportedly, when Schubert’s son was arrested, police found a knife with a six-inch blade in his possession. Later, he was charged with two misdemeanors for harassment-domestic violence and a felony threat to bomb or injure property, which he pleaded gulity to, but asserted that the notes in his diary were a fantastical story and not something that he literally wanted to do.
The teenager was then prohibited from entering his school and was provided with a mental evaluation and a rehabilitation program before being assigned 20 hours of community service. In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Schubert said: “As hard as it was to turn him in, I don’t have any regrets.” Her son is reportedly now seeking assistance to cope up with his depression and also wishes to go to college.
Through her story, Schubert wants every parent to look after their children, especially in current times when mass shootings have become so common in the US. “Stay in their business. Even if they don't like it. They're not going to like it. But as parents, it's our job to know what our kids are doing. Just be aware and watch for signs. Kids will normally tell you by their actions when something is wrong,” she told ‘Good Morning America’.
“Obviously, we can't control our children's actions all the time. Who can? But there are signs that something's not right, something's, you know, why is he acting weird? Why? Why is he so to himself? I was in his room, you know? What are you doing? Where are you going? All the time. And he hated it. But he's alive. And everyone's alive and he's not in jail,” she mentioned.
Schubert also added: “You just pray. You just pray that God ... helps them make the right choices through life. Because what else can you do? He's over 18 now. He's my child. I love him unconditionally. I'll always be there for him. I'll always love him no matter what he does.”
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The mother’s story has left many people heartbroken and inspired at the same time on the internet with one tweeting, “So sad but this is what a parent has to do …be a parent even when it’s the hardest thing you may have to do!” Another one said, “Nicole, you are so brave. I admire your strength. Thank you for sharing your story. You have changed lives today. ❤️❤️❤️” “How brave is she,” a tweet read.
So sad but this is what a parent has to do …be a parent even when it’s the hardest thing you may have to do!— Patti Strawder (@strawder_patti) July 21, 2022
Nicole, you are so brave. I admire your strength. Thank you for sharing your story. You have changed lives today. ❤️❤️❤️— Brittany ONeil (@Bretagne711) July 21, 2022
How brave is she.— KarenLH44. (@kareno129) July 21, 2022