This lil FAWKER was plottin’ to turn the first day of school at the high school he was expelled from into the second coming of Columbine. Fortunately police officers averted a potential tragedy at Tampa’s Freedom High School Tuesday.
Police were already keeping an eye on 17-year-old expelled student Jared Cano when they were tipped off that he was allegedly planning to bomb his old high school when classes resumed. In his apartment, they found shrapnel, plastic tubing, timing and fuse devices that he was amassing in a plot he intended to be worse than the Columbine mass killings, police said Wednesday.
Before Tuesday’s discovery, Cano has been arrested several times, most recently accused of breaking into a house and stealing a handgun, Tampa police said. He had a court-ordered curfew and was on a police watch list. Officers checked up on him from time to time.
“We’ve been very, very familiar with him,” police Maj. John Newman said.
Besides the bomb-making materials, officers said they also found a journal with schematic drawings of rooms inside Freedom High School and statements about Cano’s intent to kill specific administrators and any students who happened to be nearby next week.
His juvenile arrests included burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, altering serial numbers on a firearm and drug possession. None had stuck. They had been either dismissed or no action had been taken, beyond putting his name on the police watch list.
The school scheme was mapped out minute-by-minute and he wanted to cause more casualties than the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, which killed 13 before the two shooters killed themselves, said Police Chief Jane Castor.
We’re just happy they caught this lil a$$hole before he killed a bunch of innocent people. What is wrong with people? And SMH at none of his previous arrests sticking.
Hit him with that Homeland Security terrorism charge. That should keep him locked up for a good long while.