OR Man With Arsenal Admits Planning Mass Shooting, Was Banned From Owning Guns Due To Mental Illness

Medford, Oregon’s ABC News affiliate reports:

The Medford Police Department says that a custodian at South Medford High School had made significant steps toward carrying out a mass shooting before he sought help several weeks ago. On July 20, 24-year-old Kristopher Clay came into the Medford Police Department lobby and requested to speak with an officer. MPD said that Clay told the officer he was having “homicidal thoughts” and had plans to follow through with them.

Investigators found ammunition, guns, tactical gear, and “written material.” “The investigation indicated Clay made significant steps to carry out a mass casualty event,” the agency said. Although Clay had no prior criminal convictions, he was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a court determination of mental illness under Oregon law. MPD said that he obtained the guns through “various channels.”

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