Freedom High plotter sentenced to 15 years

Jared Cano (poor baby)

Jared Cano (poor baby)

Foiled Freedom High School shooter Jared Cano sentenced to 15 years in prison:

The last I had heard after 18-year-old Jared Cano pleaded no contest to plotting to attack Freedom High School in Tampa his defense attorney said that he was only looking at possibly 1 year in jail. If I was Cano I would fire him since last week Cano was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

On my last post about Cano even I thought a year would have been fine since the kid is a full-blown idiot and would have been lucky if he didn’t trip over his own ineptitude trying to carry out his master plan.

Imagine my surprise last week when I read that he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Am I saying that he should get a reduced sentence? Not at all. It’s finally nice to see a judge who takes these things seriously without falling into the ‘think of the children’ trap.

Cano had this to say prior to his sentencing…

“I don’t want to be the bad guy. I want to be the good guy. The state ain’t gonna make an example. They’re gonna put me in prison. Let me make an example. I had a bad life. Let me change it around and do something good, not bad. Don’t make me the poster child for something evil. Let me be the poster child for something good. Let me do right. Give me a chance to do something right. To make my family proud. I don’t want all these people to think I’m crazy, trying to kill everybody. I want people to look at me as someone who was wrong and changed… and did something right.”

Too late scarecrow, you had that opportunity before you planned to kill as many people as possible at your school. Now you’ll have to wait for 15 years to change.

Freedom High plotter’s cell phone video released

Jared Cano and Freedom High School bomb plot: Videos show teen plotting New Tampa high school attack:

A few weeks ago the cell phone video of convicted Freedom High School plotter Jared Cano was released. In it he talks about his plans to attack the Tampa high school. Most of the local media call it a chilling video. Chilling is not exactly the word I would use. I would call it more comical than anything.

In the video Cano sounds exactly like the loser stoner hick that he is. With his badly scrawled out plans and bold talk he comes off as just another loser who blames his own shortcomings on everyone else but himself. In my opinion there was absolutely no way he would have even been remotely successful in his plot.

I can see why he’s only looking at a year in jail now. He was a loser at this just like he’s a loser at everything else.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced on December 5th.

Freedom High plotter pleads no contest

Jared Cano

Jared Cano

Teen charged in plot to blow up school pleads no contest:

Future career criminal Jared Cano, 18, has pleaded no contest to plotting to blow up Freedom High School in Tampa, Florida. A then 17-year-old Cano was arrested in August of 2011 when police were tipped off by another kid. Cano was found to be in possession of bomb making materials. Police were already aware of Cano since he had previous run ins with the law for such things as possession of a firearm, drug possession, burglary and altering the serial numbers of a firearm. So this is no wayward teen we’re talking about.

A no contest plea means that he doesn’t plead guilty but believes that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him. Cano was charged as an adult and faces sentencing in December.

Cano is only looking at a year according to his defense attorney and since he’s already spent more than a year in jail he’ll probably get time served.

He’ll be back. The only question is when and how many victims will he have.

Your Honor, my client couldn’t have blown up the school because he’s a moron

Jared Cano

Jared Cano

Defense: Freedom student couldn’t have blown up school:

Jared Cano was 17-when he was arrested for plotting to blow up Freedom High School in Tampa, Florida back in August of 2011. Police say that he was in possession of bomb making materials and wanted to ‘beat’ the body count of Columbine. Now Cano’s defense attorney is calling the bomb making materials into question and using it as part of the defense.

Cano’s attorney is saying that since no actual explosives were found among the materials that the charges should be dropped against his client…

The bomb-making materials included fuel, fuses, shrapnel and timers.

Defense attorney Canella sent most of the materials to an explosives expert, Dale C. Mann, who concluded that the “person mixing them had little or no knowledge of explosive materials. These mixtures are not explosive and may not even be combustible.”

So basically his defense attorney is saying that his client could have not blown up Freedom High because he’s retarded. I don’t think that anyone will argue with that. However the State’s Attorney displayed in court how the law really works…

But Terry said that expert conclusion is irrelevant under the law: “He was attempting to make an explosive device…The statute doesn’t require that the bomb actually works.”

One witness reports that Cano had allegedly detonated homemade explosive devices before and constantly spoke of Columbine.

Before everyone goes ‘Aw what a poor child’ on me let’s not forget that Cano has had a pretty stellar criminal career including being in possession of a firearm, drug possession, burglary and altering the serial numbers of a firearm.

While the kid may be educationally stunted he sure seems to know a lot on how to be a criminal. Mass murder would not have been a stretch for this punk.

Jared Cano charged as an adult

Jared Cano

Jared Cano

Teen charged in school bomb plot to be tried as adult:

17-year-old Jared Cano of Tampa, Florida has been charged as an adult for his alleged plot to attack Freedom High School.

Considering that he was found to be in possession of bomb making materials and made it known that he wanted to ‘beat’ the body count at Columbine I have no problem whatsoever with this. As a matter of fact I’m almost downright giddy he has been charged as an adult.

For those of you who say that juveniles should be tried in juvenile court I say to you that plotting mass murder is far from juvenile.


UPDATE 9/3/2011: For those of you who think Cano should be tried as a juvenile here is what happened when he was transferred to the big boys jail

The 17-year-old arrived at the adult jail Thursday afternoon wearing an Ohio State football jersey and appearing confident and comfortable. He swore at the media as officers escorted him in.

At one point during the booking process, Cano was even seen laughing.

But I’m sure he can be rehabilitated. Yeah, right.


UPDATE 9/18/2011: Cano pleaded not guilty to planning the attack.

Free Jared Cano? How about no?

Jared Cano

Jared Cano

Teen accused of bomb plot gets support on Facebook pages:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, most teenagers are stupid. It’s not their fault though. Between having zero real life experience and the fact that most parents today all think their children are some kind of protegé they never really had a chance. Having said that it does not surprise me that Facebook groups supporting Jared Cano have popped up.

Cano is the 17-year-old who has been arrested for allegedly plotting a bomb attack on Freedom High School in Tampa.

I went to some of these groups and again I was not surprised to see some of the messages of support for the would be mass murderer. They were mostly from angst ridden teens who have no idea how the law works. In their mind they think that since he was caught before he could carry out the plot that he shouldn’t be arrested. I guess in their minds that people shouldn’t be arrested for attempted murder.

Another sentiment was that he was never going to go through with the plot. Also not the brightest thought. Not only was he caught with extensive and dangerous bomb making materials but he had a long history with the Tampa police. I have no doubt that he would have at least tried to make his attack. I don’t think he would have been all that successful though.

Lastly I saw a lot of The Myth rearing its ugly head. A bunch of people are saying on these Facebook groups are saying that Cano was bullied. I seriously doubt it and I have seen no report of that. Someone who was previously arrested for carrying a concealed firearm and altering the serial number on a firearm is probably not only a bully themselves but sounds like a career criminal.

Don’t worry kids, you’ll grow out of your stupid. I know I was stupid at that age and I grew out of it. And if you don’t grow out of it? Well, someone has to make the fries.

Bomb plot busted at Freedom High in Tampa

Jared Cano

Jared Cano

Teen charged in Freedom High bomb plot:

Just when I said that school violence plots were on the decline they seem to be picking up again this year.

In Tampa, Florida police arrested 17-year-old Jared Cano for allegedly plotting a bomb attack against Freedom High School. Cano is a former student of the school meaning he was expelled.

Police say that when they searched Cano’s home they found bomb making materials, a journal detailing his plot and a drug growing operations. So much for weed making you mellow but I digress.

As expected Cano’s parents had no clue to the bombs, the plot or the drugs. Do they ever?

The journal supposedly said that he wanted to rack up a bigger body count than Columbine which leads me to believe that he was a mutant.

I haven’t seen anything as far as a motive yet but I’m sure it will be selfish and stupid.

More on this as details become available and as time allows.

UPDATE: It seems that Tampa police already had Cano on their radar as he had been arrested for such charges as burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, altering serial numbers on a firearm and drug possession. He’s not just some kid who went bad. These are some serious hardcore crimes for someone his age.