BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Timothy Felker, an 18-year-old Kentucky teen, was recently taken into custody after the authorities learned that he purchased an AR-15 assault riffle with tattoo money he received from his mother. He also bought 500 rounds of ammo. The teen was booked into county jail and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening.
Kentucky Teen Told Classmates that He Wants to Kill Them
On the 19th of February, while waiting to board a flight at the Blue Grass Airport, Timothy Felker was arrested and charged with planning a shooting at his school.
According to the Kentucky authorities, Felker was under observation since the 16th of February, when an anonymous person used the online platform STOP (Safety Tipline Online Prevention) to flag down the individual’s threats.
The tip mentioned something about the Kentucky teen talking to specific people at the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and telling them about his intention to gun them down. More than that, after analyzing Felker’s social media profile, the authorities discovered several photos of Felker holding an AR-15 rifle, sometimes pointed at the camera as he wanted to shoot someone, and sometimes with the barrel in his mouth.
Following his arrested, the Kentucky teen confessed that, around December 2017, his mother gave him an undisclosed sum of money for a tattoo. The teen allegedly used that money to purchase the assault rifle and approximately 500 rounds of ammunition.
When Felker’s mother was informed regarding her son’s charges, the woman claims she didn’t know about her son’s plan nor about the firearm. The woman agreed to have the weapon and ammo removed from her home by the authorities.
Apparently, Felker’s gesture was motivated by revenge, the Kentucky teen admitting that he was bullied at his high school. He was planning on shooting up the entire class and then committing suicide.
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