Another Teen Nabbed in Columbine-Like Plot

16-year-old sought gun used in Colorado killings
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2008 9:04 AM CDT
Columbine gunman Dylan Klebold watches as Eric Harris sets to fire a pistol in this frame grab of a video tape released by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in this Oct. 22, 2003 file photo.   (AP Photo/Jefferson County Sheriff Dept., file )
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(Newser) – 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.