Ellwood City Police Foil Suspected School Bomb Plot

ELLWOOD CITY (KDKA) — Police in Ellwood City have stopped what they believe may have been a plot to put explosives in Lincoln High School.

Students at the school found the alleged threats on a 16-year-old sophomore’s Facebook page.

According to police papers, the girl had a conversation with 18-year-old Nicholas Martinkovich, 21-year-old Christopher VanKirk and 20-year-old Kasey Kimmel.

The discussion included talk of using C-4 type plastic explosives on each floor of the school. There was also talk of using a chainsaw, hatchets and guns.

Adrian Nelson, who knows the juvenile who’s been charged, says she’s a very nice girl who would have no idea about using explosives.

Some parents at an open house questioned whether the talk on Facebook was serious, but acknowledged that police and administrators have to treat it seriously.

Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court said the plot details were very “vivid.”

Martinkovich and the juvenile are in custody. Kimmel and Vankirk have not been located by police.

Each will be charged with threatening to use weapons of mass destruction and making terroristic threats.

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  • Big Daddy Kahuna

    Well Davey my boy, it is called the downfall of humanity. And guess what? It is only going to get worse. As unemployment stays at its current rate or continues to climb, population grows, and the sense of entitlement and “me”, “me”, “me” prevails, we will continue on this downward spiral. Thank goodness we will not be here ia a hundred years or more to see our true inhumanity!

  • Paul

    The downfall of humanity started when prayer was taken out the schools, placing God’s name in anything became unlawful, disciplining your children became a federal offense, etc. Until people put God first in their lives, this country is doomed.

    • For Valor

      Pray on your own time, you don’t need to get everyone involved with your religious views. If anything this country would do better if people kept their reglions to themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I would just like to say, I’m related to this juvenile. She severely suffers from depression, but I understand it can’t be an excuse. I feel very upset about this entire situation.

  • Anonymous

    I know Nick. Pretty sure I didn’t see this coming. By the way, I’m also pretty sure it doesn’t have anything to do with the economic status or prayer. If it was a legit plot. Great. Prosecute them all. Let them rot. I do think, however, that its just a case of a few kids being stupid and talking about stupid stuff in a stupid manner. Who honestly hasn’t done or said something stupid that they regret? But, the justice system will figure out whether or not they are innocently stupid or guilty as charged.

  • Freaked Out

    I agree with Paul. The country needs to put Prayer back in schools. This country is doomed without the word of God.

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