Accused Teen in Bomb Plot has PANDAS
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|Fri, 05-31-2013 - 3:10pm|
The Oregon teen that is accused of planning a "Columbine-type" of attack on his high school is reported by his mom to suffer from PANDAS:
In a statement issued through a lawyer Monday, Marianne Fox, Acord’s mother, indicated that Grant had Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), a type of OCD typically triggered by strep throat or scarlet fever.
Parents of affected kids describe sudden, explosive changes in behavior, with normally mild-mannered children becoming agitated, even violent.
“My heart goes out to everyone affected by Grant's struggle with PANDAS, a rare form of OCD,” the statement said.
“I grieve for my son, but understand and support the efforts of law enforcement to keep our beloved community safe. This is a challenging and confusing time for everyone who knows Grant. I will have no further comment while I wait with the rest of you to see what unfolds.”
I hope that this boy and his parents get the help he needs, and glad that nobody was hurt. Any thoughts on this story?