South Carolina Teen Arrested for Alleged High School Bomb Plot

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  1. sculker

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    South Carolina Teen Arrested for Alleged High School Bomb Plot
    Sunday , April 20, 2008


    COLUMBIA, S.C. —

    A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school and detailed the plot in a hate-filled diary that included maps of the building and admiring notations about the Columbine killers, authorities said Sunday.

    Ryan Schallenberger, 18, was arrested Saturday after his parents called police when 10 pounds of ammonium nitrate was delivered to their home in Chesterfield and they discovered the journal, said the town's police chief, Randall Lear.

    The teen planned to make several bombs and had all the supplies needed to kill dozens at Chesterfield High School, depending on where the devices were placed and whether they included shrapnel, Lear said. Ammonium nitrate was used in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 that killed 168 people.

    "The only thing left was delivering the bombs," the police chief said.

    Schallenberger kept a journal for more than a year that detailed his plans for a suicide attack and included maps of the school, police said. The writings did not include a specific time for the attack or the intended targets.

    He also left an audio tape to be played after he died explaining why he wanted to bomb his school. Lear wouldn't detail what was on the tape except to say Schallenberger was an angry young man.

    "He seemed to hate the world. He hated people different from him — the rich boys with good-looking girlfriends," Lear said.

    In his writings, Schallenberger said he admired the two teens who killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 before committing suicide, Lear said. The attack happened nine years ago Sunday, but Lear said investigators do not know whether there was any link between the anniversary and Schallenberger's plans.

    Schallenberger was one of the top students at the high school of about 580 students and had not caused any serious problems before his arrest, principal Scott Radkin said.

    The teen was in the Chesterfield County jail Sunday night, charged with possessing materials to make bombs, the police chief said. A bond hearing was scheduled for Monday. Other than the bomb-making material, no other weapons were found at his home, Lear said.

    Lear said Schallenberger did not have an attorney. His parents could not immediately be located Sunday by The Associated Press.

    Security will be tightened at the school when students return Monday. Students will walk through metal detectors borrowed from a courthouse, and bomb and drug sniffing dogs have been called in. Lear said he does not expect any problems.

    Chesterfield is a town of about 1,500 people in northeastern South Carolina near the North Carolina line.
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,351894,00.html
     
  2. hillbilly68

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    Yeah, thats what happens when the media plays up the Cho's and the two jackasses that hit Columbine. Even though the media casts a negative light, they still "glorify" them by doing in depth media pieces about the idiots. It speaks volumes when the potential criminal says he "admired" them. Let them all be forgotten IMO, focus on the victims only.
    I would bet a paycheck that a lot of us (including myself) can't remember a single victim from VT, OKC, or Columbine but we know who Cho, Clebold and McVeigh are.
     

  3. Dillinger

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    ^ That is a true story. I can't name one victim with looking them up, nor I can I tell you if anyone from any of those tragedy's went on to service in public office, take a sabatical to a foreign land, win a Pulitzer or even graduate. The media focus is on the criminal in the thirst for more knowledge and that becomes the defining character of the event.

    Very tragic that these morons become the modern day "anti heros" for the youth of the nation.

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  4. Zappa

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    Just some more misguided whackos looking for a way celebrate Hitlers birthday.
     
  5. Doc3402

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    My deepest thanks and sympathies go out to the parents. This has got to be one of the hardest things they have ever done.
     
  6. winds-of-change

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    4 year old thread.
     
  7. rjd3282

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    Really? 18 years of living with this "angry young man" and this is the first time they noticed anything? They sound like dipsticks to me. This is what we get when we teach our kids there is no God and if it feels good do it. This is what we get when we aren't allowed to discipline children. This is what we get when we tell kids what a fine job they did even when they completely screwed it up. This is what we get when we don't keep score at competitions and teach kids that winning doesn't matter. Then when they get out in the real world and find out doing things correctly does matter and they really are competing, they can't cope. They get angry because in the real world people aren't patting them on the back for being a screw up. The reason the media is to blame is for constantly spewing the liberal lies.
     
  8. gollygee

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    Then scandal mongers in hollywood making movies about them don't help matters.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Wow, I think doc may have set a record with the zombie threads. This is the oldest I've seen.

    Where's the cake?
     
  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Preposterous!
     
  11. Overkill0084

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    Edit:
    Zombie thread, never mind.

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  12. Buckethead47

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    Speaking of zombies, with that kid eating someones face off, zombie hunting should be in season soon. :)
     
  13. 94browninghunt

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    I wish, it'd fall under the dangerous game hunting :)
     
  14. Doc3402

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    Yeah, that's what I get for clicking a "Similar Threads" link at the bottom of the page. It doesn't change my thoughts, but you can bet I won't be clicking one of those links again.
     
  15. trip286

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    :p don't worry about it man, we just like to have a little fun about the thread resurrections.
     
  16. gollygee

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    This was a zombie thread??:confused: I didn't even notice!!:eek: :D
     
  17. Chainfire

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    Would you prefer that the media ignore such events? That is far more dangerous than a kid with ten pounds of fertilizer.
     
  18. tjacobson

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    I have to weigh in on this (although I think the topic has taken a right turn). But yea, the media needs to be careful on reporting on the columbines, etc. It should be Breaking news, (then after the facts are discovered), the "Story" and not an agenda on the dangers of guns, eating watermelon, etc. STICK TO THE STORY! Then a follow up some years later BUT STILL, REPORTING ON THE STORY, not any agenda...

    The media has turned into exactly what it was NEVER suppose to be! They are to report the facts as they know them PERIOD... STOP AT THAT! It is unbelievable to have liberal/conservative media! Report the story and if you are anti gun or anti oral sex, then join a march somewhere but for Gods sake, do your jobs right and leave opinions for the people your telling the story to!

    Sorry everyone. My intent was not to offend anyone but it's getting way out of hand and will never be like it is suppose to...
     
  19. Doc3402

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    I would prefer that the media report these events, but self-censor themselves.

    Did America really need to know how to build a fertilizer bomb, or just that the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was attacked with an explosive?

    Does the general public in Florida need to know that kids an California are getting high consuming (insert weekly fad here)?

    Every time gas prices go up do we need a front page story detailing how to bypass certain obstacles put in place to prevent siphoning?

    What about airplane hijacking? Do we need to know an attempt was made, or do we have a so-called right to the details of how the hijacker circumvented security?

    My personal opinion is that the media is compounding the problem by reporting the details. How many times have you read about some newspaper or TV slime reporting the details of how they got such and such an object past the TSA? Quit putting How-To info in the media. It's not helping.