A group of Pennsylvania teens were arrested for plotting a Columbine-style attack in their high school to mark the 25th anniversary of the Colorado massacre, reports said.
The mother of one teen described by her mother as “obsessed with Columbine” was arrested this week along with three others, reports said.
The girl, 15, allegedly stockpiled dozens of Molotov cocktails at her home, and had bomb making materials along with handwritten lists of guns, ammunition and tactical gear, according to ABC News.
The teen, along with a 15-year-old boy, were both charged as adults while two other teens were charged as juveniles in the plan to attack Dunmore High School, near Scranton, Pa., in April 2024.
The plot came to light when one of the kid’s parents found text messages from the students talking about wanting to “shoot up the school,” which they “hated,” according to WBRE/WYOU.
Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, before they committed suicide.
“I think I’m gonna go with Klebold setup. A Tech-9 and a sawed off shotgun, but instead of a double barrel, I want one like Eric shot,” the 15-year-old girl wrote in a notebook, according to the local station which cited court records.