An unnamed UK teen was arrested back in March of 2009 for plotting an attack against Attleborough High School in the UK. He posted a threat against his school on the forums of Newgrounds.com. A Canadian moderator on the forum found the threat and contacted authorities. The kid was arrested at the school with a backpack filled with gasoline, matches and a knife. The kid, now 17, has been ordered held under UK mental health laws as a judge ruled he is still a danger.
Supposedly the motive behind his attack was that he was ‘teased’ and felt ‘neglected and let down’ by the school. He is also said to have Asperger’s syndrome as well.
Now before you feel sorry for this kid it turns out that not only was he a bona fide mutant he had also been in frequent contact with one of Germany’s biggest mass murderers. The kids had a fascination with Columbine even using the a picture from the Columbine massacre as his forum signature. He also had frequent contact with Tim Kretschmer who killed 15 people at the Albertville-Realschule before being killed himself. The attack in Germany took place five days before the UK teen was arrested.
This is not the first time that I’ve heard of these mutants being in contact with each other. Back in 2008 when Dillon Cossey was arrested for plotting an attack at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School it turned out that he had been in contact with Pekka-Eric Auvinen who killed 8 people at the Jokela High School in Finland.
Again this is just another reason why parents need to moderate their kids’ online activities. Not only do you need to keep them away from online predators but you never know when you may have to protect the public from them.