Two Utah teens planned to bomb their school, and then make their escape in a plane, but the plot was uncovered Wednesday at Roy High School. The two are students there.
“Initial investigative discovery has uncovered a plan to use explosives during a school assembly,” the Roy Police Department said on Thursday. “Maps of the school and information about security systems had been prepared with plans to escape using a plane.”
What prompts kids to take such drastic steps? The obvious answers range from bullying to poor parenting, and just about everything in-between But there seems to be no denying that another successful attack is a blueprint for school killings.
The suspects are 18-year-old Dallin Morgan, and a 16-year-old, who admitted a fascination with the Columbine school shootings in 1999, in which 12 students and a teacher were shot and killed.
The Columbine tragedy seems to have ignited a rash of school attacks over the past decade, and unfortunately more innocent lives have been lost. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris have gained the infamy they sought. But their legacy is one that has brought about unprecedented safeguards to try and prevent repeat incidents, and thanks to those, it appears another Columbine has been thwarted.
The younger of the two actually interviewed the principal of the school at some point because he was intrigued by Columbine, but he did not want to be compared to Klebold and Harris. Why? Because he was “smart enough to kill more people,” reports CNN.
If that doesn’t send a chill down your spine, nothing will.