High School Student Just Arrested For Planning 'Columbine 2.0'

A California High School student was arrested after a friend turned him in for planning a Columbine anniversary attack.

San Ramon, CA – A killing spree at a high school that was planned for the 22nd anniversary of that the Columbine massacre was thwarted after a student told a school resource officer what his friend was planning.

San Ramon police confirmed the arrest of a freshman from California High School and said he had been planning to attack his high school on April 20, 2021, using the same kinds of weapons as the Columbine killers, FOX News reported.

He called it “Columbine 2.0,” the East Bay Times reported.

The would-be shooter also planned to build bombs and tried to recruit a friend to help him with his dastardly plan. His plans were foiled when the student he tried to recruit instead went to a school resource officer and reported the threat.

The student told police that the future school shooter had asked to meet with him privately, and told him to turn off all his electronic devices before their meeting so he wouldn’t be tracked, the East Bay Times reported.

At the meeting, he told the student he wanted to plan a shooting that would be deadlier than Columbine. He also identified six students who were on his kill list, police said.

The East Bay Times reported that the student told authorities that he was afraid the shooter would target him if he did not go along with the plan.

Police arrested the future school shooter on April 19, and he admitted to them that he hated three of the classmates on his list, according to the East Bay Times.

Court records showed that authorities had seized a tactical vest, camouflage helmet, a toy shotgun, handwritten notes, and digital data from the student’s residence after he was taken into custody.

San Ramon police announced that there would be extra security at the upcoming California High School graduation ceremony on June 1, KTVU reported.

The school’s principal, Sarah Cranford, released a statement giving credit to the student who reported the threat to the police.

“The district considers this offense to be extremely serious and will take appropriate disciplinary consequences as per California Education Code. I want to commend our student for doing the right thing and reporting the information to an adult… The safety of our students, staff and parent community is our highest priority, and we take all threats seriously,” Cranford wrote.

Police said they believed that the would-be California High School shooter had been studying school shootings and participated in an online discussion forum for supporters of the Columbine massacre, the East Bay Times reported.

Investigators have said the two teenagers who committed the rampage at Columbine High School had planned the attack for years, and had planned to kill dozens of students with propane bombs before they began shooting, according to the East Bay Times.

However, when the bombs failed to detonate, and police said the boys began firing at their classmates and then, eventually, killed themselves.

While anti-gun activists have blamed the increase in school shootings on the weapons themselves, psychologists frequently cite “The Columbine Effect.”

The Washington Times reported that the 1999 Columbine massacre “gave rise to a fascination with the two teenage killers and mass shootings in general, spawning a social media subculture and inspiring dozens of disturbed young men to seek fame and vengeance by emulating their deadly heroes.”

Psychologist Peter Langman’s SchoolShooters.info website lists 33 U.S. mass shooters who have credited Columbine as an influence.

Langman said the narrative of the Columbine shooters having been bullied and ostracized has struck a cord and helped to build their following, The Washington Times reported.

“Columbine is perceived by many as an uprising of the oppressed,” he explained. “But that’s not how [Harris] was looking at the attack. He wrote about wanting to get rid of all the stupid, inferior people, but because of how it was portrayed in the media, about two bullied kids, that perception is still very much alive.”

Comments (11)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

All these terrorist Caucasian kids have got to be exhausting more than just me.

Budman
Budman

Just don't understand the "mind set"?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Maybe its time to minimize national media coverage of them from now on. For some reason these sick little fucks think they will get 15 minutes of fame and be some sort of martyr for losers? Keep the coverage local. Or make the killer's face, name and story not be told. By the way, they don't have political goals last I checked so they're not terrorists by definition. (since you're in the game of corrections on here) I can call the murdering black men in Chicago terrorists by that logic, but thugs is more appropriate. How many did they shoot this past weekend? Only 38? Man they're slacking. These school shooter losers maybe call em crybaby fucktards. Also the worst school shooting (Virginia Tech) was done by an Asian male with a hand gun (for the anti AR15 crowd).

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Det_John_Kimble "They" don't have political goals? Wrong. Most of them do.

And don't let politics or the random asian distract you from the fact that there is a rash or Caucastic killings going on in schools. I'm still waiting on numbers for your comparison last week about white school shooters. Any luck finding those?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

What are the political goals? Numbers are easy just compare any major city's shootings vs all school shootings in the world combined. More likely to be killed anywhere else. You like to look up things, I think you can handle that one. I'm not your research department.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

And another thing you like to conveniently leave out, all the facts. If the country's population of whites were only 12% and blacks were 63% (2010 Census Data) I would bet the crime numbers would blow your mind.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Someone needs to also look up the word "caucastic". I guess that is a Negroidism.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John.Brown Context clues should be easy enough. Now if i call you "Yakubian devil" that one is a little more obscure and may require explanation.

b1rd
b1rd

H_C Dumbass was your absent daddy white?

John.Brown
John.Brown

You can use all the clues you want. Caucastic and Yakubian are not real words. The urban dictionary doesn't count, but then again, I guess the Navy is so desperate for candidates that they actually allow the urban dictionary to be used as real reference material. Pretty sad.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@John.Brown please explain what a dictionary has to do with military recruiting? I don't get your comparison.