Authorities in Tampa say they busted up a teen's Columbine-level plot to attack his former high school, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Police arrested a 17-year-old expelled student who had a cache of bomb-making materials at his home and a journal detailing his plans to bomb Freedom High School on the first day of school next week and kill more victims than the two Columbine assailants did in 1999—13.
"We were probably able to thwart potentially a catastrophic event the likes of which Tampa has not seen," said the local police chief. "And hopefully never will." A tipster alerted police to the plot yesterday morning, notes ABC News. The suspect, Jared Cano, faces a host of felony charges—including marijuana cultivation. Police say they also found a sophisticated pot-growing operation in his room.