Police: Mother Purchased Son Stockpile of Guns

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in Pennsylvania say both parents had tried to buy a weapon for their teenage son, who's now been accused of storing guns, knives and explosive devices for a possible school attack.

Police say the boy's father tried to buy his son a rifle in 2005, but was not allowed to because he was a felon.

The boy's mother was charged today with buying her son a .22-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber rifle and a 9-millimeter semiautomatic rifle.

The county district attorney says "this is not the best parenting" that's he's ever seen, and says the mother "needs to be held accountable."

In a brief court appearance today, the county public defender's office and prosecutors agreed to continue holding the teen while they do psychiatric evaluations.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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