A Georgia high school student was arrested after police said he planned a Columbine-style massacre. The 14-year-old boy is in state custody undergoing psychological evaluation. He was chared after students at Clayton County’s Lovejoy High School told school officials that he tried to recruit them to take part in a plan to “make history by turning Lovejoy into another Columbine.”
Twelve students and a teacher were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in 1999, when two teenage students carried out a planned shooting rampage before committing suicide.
Students at the Georgia school told police the boy drew up detailed diagrams and notes on how to carry out the shooting. “His plan was to block some exits at the school and set off fire alarms. When the students were forced to exit out of certain exits that were not blocked, he planned to shoot at them,” said a county law enforcement official.
The boy was charged with making terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit murder and disrupting school. The school has nearly 2,000 students.