"We got lucky."
So say school officials in Malcolm, Nebraska. They say luck played a role in the arrest of a teen that was allegedly plotting a Columbine-like attack on his high school this week.
The 17-year-old student is in custody. Police say they found a rifle, ammunition, and homemade bombs inside the boy's car in the school parking lot.
He'd allegedly written a note saying he planned to injure everyone at Malcolm High School except three friends. Police were called because he was allegedly drinking from a flask of liquor and putting on a black overcoat.
Law enforcement officials say the teen's father is serving in the military in Afghanistan.
The school district superintendent says they'd been watching the teen. He describes the teen as being "just a little different."