Jared Cano, 17, planned to bomb Freedom High School. (Google)
Jared Cano, 17, planned to bomb Freedom High School. (Google)

Peter Fulham of Slate is reporting that Florida police said on Tuesday that they had foiled a potentially "catastrophic" mass-murder plot by an expelled student in a Tampa school district. Police arrested the suspect, Jared Cano, 17, after receiving a tip from a Florida resident about a possible plan by Cano to set off explosives at Freedom High School on the first day of school, CNN reports. A search found that Cano had outlined a plan to kill two students and two principals. Authorities also found materials including timing devices that could be used to build a bomb with "catastrophic" results.

We're glad that someone had the courage to notify the Florida police so that they could get a handle on Cano and this potentially devastating situation. How bad could it be that you want to blow up your school? This child clearly needs a mental-shealth program in addition to jail time.

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Read more at Slate.

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