Bulgarian adoptee plans school shooting

Mom saw warning signs in son who planned shooting spree. By Scott Zamost and Abbie Boudreau

Richard Sonnen
GREENCREEK, Idaho (CNN) — It was just 2½ years ago when Elaine Sonnen found out that her 16-year-old son, Richard, had been planning a Columbine-style attack at his high school.Unlike Columbine and recent school shootings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech, Elaine Sonnen did see the warning signs in her son and was able to stop him. Elaine and her husband, Tom, adopted Richard from a Bulgarian orphanage when he was just 4½ years old.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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  1. What do you think about the Yearning for Zion Ranch case? Apparently the mothers are not allowed to see their children and deny abuse. I am unsure of what to think about that.

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