Two Florida teenagers arrested for plotting a Columbine-style mass killing at school
Two Florida teenage boys were accused of plotting a Columbine-style school mass shooting. According to reports.
13-year-old Connor Pruett and 14-year-old Phillip Byrd were arrested after an investigation revealed that the two were plotting to organize a mass killing at Harns Marsh Middle School in Lehigh Acres, Florida.
Everything unfolded when a school resource officer was notified that one of the students had a gun in his backpack. The weapon, however was not discovered, but the investigators determined that the duo were planning to execute people at the school.
Later it was revealed that the both students amassed guns, ammunition, knives, and a detailed map of the school's interior and its surveillance cameras.
The failed Klebold-Harris will spend at least 21 days in secure juvenile detention and will undergo mental health evaluation.
"This could have turned disastrous," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said during a Thursday press conference. "We were one second away from a Columbine here. ... We stopped them in the planning stages."
Marceno added that Pruett and Byrd will face charges of conspiracy to commit a mass shooting.