Here's an interesting case of a goof with a bomb
, intent on some kind of Columbine/VTU-inspired massacre.
But, interestingly, this is an example of a terrorizing/mass murdering kind of attack in our schools---that did not require any guns to stop
. Thank God, those brave teachers were there to handle the threat. They acted quickly and effectively. Probably saved a bunch of lives.
The armed teachers did a great job. Kudos to them. Heroes, all.
Teen Who Tried to Commit Columbine-Style Attack Wanted Revenge, Police Say
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A 17-year-old boy who burst into a California high school strapped with explosives was out for revenge and intended to commit a "cold-blooded execution," police said.
San Mateo authorities said Tuesday that the former Hillsdale High School student planned a mass murder when he entered the halls Monday morning armed with 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword.
The boy, who is not being identified because he is a minor, is in juvenile detention on suspicion of attempted murder, igniting destructive devices with the intent to commit murder, and assault with a deadly weapon, according to San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer.
He will likely be charged Wednesday, though authorities haven't yet said whether it will be as an adult.
Manheimer said the teenager's "sole intent was to kill, injure or commit mayhem to as many students, staff and faculty as possible," and that the motive was "self-construed revenge."
It wasn't clear what police believe the suspect was trying to get revenge for.
"Our evidence in total indicated this was a cold-blooded execution," Manheimer said.
The boy allegedly entered Hillsdale High School just after 8 a.m. Monday wearing a vest outfitted with 10 homemade pipe bombs. Police say he was also wielding a 2-foot-long sword and a chainsaw and detonated two of the bombs in the building â setting off loud explosions that sent several teachers running to the scene.
No one was injured before the teen was tackled and held down by teachers
The 1,270 students at the school were evacuated and classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday but are expected to resume Wednesday, KTVU reported.
Investigators said Tuesday they found bomb-making materials that had probably been ordered online in the San Mateo apartment the suspect shared with his mother and sister, according to the station.
Sources said the teen told his mother he was making model rockets.