If ordering ten pounds of fertilizer is proof of a crime then one shouldn't be able to do so
Holy Shit...I've seen farmers around here bring that much fertilizer into their veggie gardens and cow pastures. I've bought that much when I was sewing grass seed in the field below my house. Had no trouble buying it, either. I agree, APL...if it's enough to make a 'wmd,' then the quantity shouldn't be available without some kind of "signing statement."
While the kid definitely has problems, he's probably saturated his mind with too much tv watching....or Faux News paranoia.
Finding his journals also made the parents do what they did:
Police said that after they were called by his parents, they discovered a hate-filled journal lauding the Columbine killers, an audiotape to be played after Schallenberger died during his rampage and a year's worth of plans for the bombing that included a hand-drawn map of the school.