Mitchell Kenneth Kusick, of Denver, CO has been arrested after telling his therapist he wanted to shoot children, kill people on Halloween and kill President Barack Obama, federal court records show.
Kusick was being held Tuesday on suspicion of a federal charge of threats against the President. He identified himself as a student at Colorado Mesa University in western Colorado, investigators said.
According to KUSA-TV:
Sources tell 9Wants to Know Mitchell Kusick’s plan involved stealing a family member’s shotgun and using it to shoot children on Halloween and assassinate the president in Colorado.
Officials do not know when he wanted to kill the president.
The restraining order filed in Jefferson county court says Kusick “stole a shotgun from his aunt’s house, hid the weapon, attempted to purchase ammunition for the gun” and then told his therapist about his plan.
The court paperwork goes on to say Kusick confessed to law enforcement about “his intent to shoot children at Standley Lake High School during a trick-or-treat event.” It also says Kusick talked to law enforcement while he was admitted to Lutheran Hospital and figured he would “engage police in a gun battle” after the shooting at the school.
The therapist called police, and Kusick was placed on a mental health hold at a hospital. A detention hearing is scheduled Friday.
SOURCE: KUSA News