An Indiana 16-year-old plotted a Columbine-style mass killing on September 11 and even sought the same pistol used in that attack, the AP reports. The high school student faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder when he appears in court today. Police found 100 knives in his home and say he discussed how to make explosives and obtain weapons online with an out-of-state friend.
He planned attacks in two different locations, police say. Searching his belongings, police also found illegal snakes and notes describing mass killing. He reportedly asked his friend to help him get the same 9mm gun used at Columbine. The findings echo a plot by a teen in South Carolina this week.