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POSTED: 7:53 am CDT August 28, 2008 UPDATED: 8:24 am CDT August 28, 2008
BOERNE, Texas — An 18-year-old Boerne man charged in plotting an attack at Champion High School blamed depression, being off his medication and a television program for the events that led to his arrest this week.
During a jailhouse interview Wednesday with KSAT 12 News, Allen Doelitsch admitted asking a 14-year-old friend to join him in a “Columbine-style” attack at Boerne’s newest high school on Monday.
But Doelitsch said he never would have following through on the threat.
“It’s just what I thought about doing at the time,” he said. “I don’t feel like doing it all the time. I never said anything about doing it. I just said I felt like it. I didn’t say I was going to.”
Doelitsch added that it would have been difficult to have carried out the threat because he doesn’t own any weapons.
“I don’t have any guns at my house,” he said. “I really don’t want to hurt other people. There’s no point. They didn’t do anything to me, so why would I do anything to them?”
Doelitsch said that he had been depressed and that his mother had taken him off his bipolar medication because she was afraid he would suffer from other health problems later. The teen is back on the medication and is seeing a psychiatrist.
The teen, who was charged with criminal solicitation of a minor to commit capital murder, also blamed his thoughts after watching television programs about the Columbine Massacre.
“I started watching it and getting into it,” Doelitsch said.
Doelitsch remained in the Kendall County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
August 26, 2008: Police: Boerne Teen Planned ‘Columbine-Style’ School Shooting
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