Teen Uses Mom's Tattoo Money to Buy an AR-15

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The 18-year-old was busted after supposedly planning a school shooting

When an 18-year-old from Kentucky was gifted money for Christmas this year, it was given to him by his money with the intent of being used toward a tattoo. However, this was not the case for the Lexington native. He instead used the money to purchase an AR-15, as well as 500 rounds of ammunition. He was recently arrested after a tip was filed that he planned to use the weapon in a school shooting and to kill himself with. However, he was soon locked up and brought to court on charges of terrorism. Learn more about this shocking case in the video slideshow below.

AR-15 rifles are displayed on the exhibit floor during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Friday, May 20, 2016. The nation's largest gun lobby, the NRA has been a political force in elections since at least 1994, turning out its supporters for candidates who back expanding access to guns. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

AR-15 rifles are displayed on the exhibit floor during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Friday, May 20, 2016. The nation's largest gun lobby, the NRA has been a political force in elections since at least 1994, turning out its supporters for candidates who back expanding access to guns. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

AR-15 rifles are displayed on the exhibit floor during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Friday, May 20, 2016. The nation's largest gun lobby, the NRA has been a political force in elections since at least 1994, turning out its supporters for candidates who back expanding access to guns. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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