FORT MYERS, Fla.- The 17-year-old walked into the courtroom smiling at his parents. Then his lawyer asked a judge to release him from juvenile detention.
WINK News is not naming the high school senior because of his age.
Just a day earlier, he admitted to taking three shotguns, a loaded semi automatic handgun, a loaded revolver, knives, and more to Riverdale High School. He says he was preparing for the Rapture, which was predicted by a preacher to happen last weekend.
" People get crazy in situations like that and I think he might have been possibly prepared for something like that, I don't know," said the teen's father.
He went on to say it was bad judgment on his son's part, and told a judge he could stay at home with him until his case was resolved. But in a twist, the teen's mother asked that he stay locked up.
"As a mom is breaks my heart to say this but...I understand there are no firearms left. But it's not a safe place," she said.
His mother says he's not properly supervised at his father's house. We asked neighbors what they know.
"Quite a nice family. I've met the kids a couple times, very polite and respectful. Did'nt cause no problems. Totally surprised on this one," said Terry Fordyce.
Other neighbors say he's a normal teen who likes to ride ATVs in his spare time. Still the judge was cautious, ordering him to stay in juvenile detention until his next court date in June.