Slain teen wanted to 'make the news’ :

GREENSBORO — When Christian Rook, 17, felt a manic episode blow in like a storm front, family members say, he looked for shelter.

Either he would get himself arrested, as he did in December, spending 12 days in jail, or committed for treatment as he did in November, at Moses Cone Behavioral Health.

But on Feb. 2, his plan backfired, with tragic results. 

“Let’s see if we can make the news,” family members heard the teenager say, as he grabbed a 12-inch knife from the kitchen drawer.

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