Dad Turns In His Daughter After Finding Her Journal With Plans For Mass Shooting At High School

by Kat Manos
Kat Manos is an Associate Editor who loves arguing about indie rock, classic literature, and "Star Wars."

Around this time last year, one father in Frederick County, Maryland, experienced something no parent or human being wants to even dream of happening.

After finding and reading his daughter’s journal in early 2017, he called the police because he knew she was dangerous.

Nicole Cevario, now 19, had allegedly written out detailed plans for a mass shooting at Catoctin High School.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office claims a major crisis was averted with Nicole’s father turning her in.

Nicole’s father claims he read evidence in the journal of his daughter’s planned mass shooting. She had a map of the school’s emergency plan and a planned date for the attack: April 5, 2017 — less than a month from the time her father found her journal.

According to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, when police searched Nicole’s home, they found the journal, a shotgun, ammo, pipes, shrapnel, fireworks, and other bomb-making materials.

After police inspected the journal and materials, Nicole was taken out of class on March 23, 2017, and sent to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation. Upon her release, she was arrested for possession of explosive materials and intent to make a bomb.

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Footage and photo provided by WMAR Baltimore

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UPDATE: As of January 30th, Nicole pleaded guilty to her crimes and will be serving 20 years in prison.

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