Official: Parents sought counseling for bomb plot student

Authorities said a teenager accused of plotting to bomb his high school is a straight-A student whose parents sought help from mental health experts when he slammed his head into a wall last week, the Associated Press reports. Ryan Schallenberger’s parents took him to a hospital three days before his Saturday arrest after he made a 4-inch indentation in the wallboard, prosecutor Jay Hodge said at a court hearing. Schallenberger, 18, was not badly injured, but his parents also called a local mental health clinic that offered no help, Hodge said. A spokesman for the clinic would not confirm or deny any contact with the family, citing state law. Hodge said he plans to ask that Schallenberger undergo a mental evaluation at the teenager’s bail hearing Tuesday…

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