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Alleged theater plotter's parents: Change needed

4:43 PM, Dec 25, 2012   |    comments
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BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) -- The parents of a southwest Missouri man accused of plotting attacks at a movie theater and Walmart store say they repeatedly struggled to find mental health care for their son.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Bill and Tricia Lammers reflected on their struggles in the wake of the elementary school massacre in Connecticut.

Twenty-year-old Blaec Lammers was arrested last month after his mother told police she feared he was planning an attack. Authorities say Lammers told investigators he planned to open fire during a showing of the new "Twilight" film. He also talked about attacking a nearby Walmart in Bolivar (BAH'-luh-vur), located about 130 miles southeast of Kansas City.

His parents say the mental health system has failed them and their son. Bill Lammers describe the system as "broken."

Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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