The boys, ranging in age from 16 to 18, were arrested Thursday, the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, just hours before they planned to shoot fellow students and school employees, authorities said.I'm sure it was all just a joke.
Sounds like a Columbine copycat to me.
The teens planned to wear black trench coats and disable the school's camera system before starting the attack between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Norman said. Sheriff's deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect and documents about firearms and references to Armageddon in two suspects' school lockers.I'm sure they are all just troubled, misunderstood youths. Yeah, right.
Apparently, they had been plotting since the beginning of the school year. Norman said school officials began investigating Tuesday after learning a threatening message had been posted on MySpace.com.
Kudos to the school district and local law enforcement. I prefer the slow, unfolding drama of the courtroom to the fast-paced, instant drama of a school shooting. Those little bastards need to go to jail for a long, long time.
Hat tip to Say Uncle.