Mitchell Kenneth Kusick, 20 was arrested Tuesday after telling his therapist about his desire to assassinate President Obama.
The Colorado nursing student was arrested on suspicion of a federal charge of threats against a president. He was also quoted as telling his therapist of his desire to shoot children, and kill people on Halloween at a nearby high school.
ederal court records say Kusick said he took a shotgun from his aunt’s house and tried to buy ammunition. 9News reported that he told authorities he wanted to go down in infamy for being a mass murderer. He planned to shoot and kill President Obama at a campaign stop in Boulder.
Kusick was a student Colorado Mesa University in western Colorado and was denied entrance into West Point.
His family cared enough about him to have him see a therapist following a family fight over his reckless spending of savings account money.
The therapist said his desire was not necessarily to kill President Obama in particular but to kill a high profile figure like the President of the United States.
The Dailymail also reported that Kusick was obsessed with the deadly shootings at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, as well as the Dark Knight Rises theater massacre earlier this year, according to court records.
He admitted to the counselor that he had wanted to kill people for 5-6 years. He was on Prescription medication.
Mitchell Kenneth Kusick, 20 was arrested after telling his therapist he wanted to be the guy who killed Obama.