Friday, March 11, 2011

Columbine style school massacre avoided

Seminole High School is a high school near where we used to live in Florida. Hubby used to be a substitute teacher there, and many of elder boy's closest friends still attend this school.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Nathaniel Zeno, a 16-year-old tenth grader at Seminole High School in Pinellas County, Florida, was planning to pull off the next Columbine massacre
. Zeno was making a list of firearms he would need, and attempting to recruit kids who had a history of cruelty to animals to participate in his planned massacre. He had been reading up extensively on Columbine, and had written a detailed plan on how he was going to carry this out.

Luckily, a staff member at the school noticed him walking around the school making notations on the map. Pinellas deputies believe that had Zeno been able to get his hands on a firearm, he probably would have turned up at school one day and carried this out.

Zeno made a confession on the last posting on his block on Friday March 4th stating:

"To anyone who reads this, I might be going to jail. I planned to shoot up my school and was caught marking up a map. This is not a joke. If I don't send another journal within a week I'm in jail. To my friends, goodbye and good luck."

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