Former Pa. school worker busted in MyYearbook sting

Area man nabbed in Web sting:

Former school maintenance worker Michael McDonough of Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania was arrested by the FBI for trying to get a 15-year-old girl to send him explicit pictures. Of course the 15-year-old girl was actually a member of the Pittsburgh High Tech Crimes Task Force.. 45-year-old McDonough met the ‘girl’ on MyYearbook which if I recall correctly he has no business being on in the first place.

Law enforcement says that McDonough knew the ‘girl’ was underage but that didn’t stop him from soliciting ‘her’.

My bad. I just checked MyYearbook and they now say they’re for all ages. It used to be that they were aimed at school age kids. Still Creepy McJanitor can’t use the ‘She said she was 18’ defense.

Second fry cook sentenced

Teen in Connetquot school plot avoids jail:

17-year-old Michael McDonough, he of the Fry Cook Plot against Connetquot High School in Long Island, has pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree conspiracy.

Under the plea McDonough avoids jail time but must remain on probation for 5 years. If he violates his probation the judge has threatened to send him to an upstate New York prison, you know, like Attica or Sing Sing.

McDonough apologized in court and prosecutors seem to be happy with his progress since his arrest.

Fry Cook Sentenced

Teen in Connetquot bombing plot sentenced:

The 15-year-old Long Island McDonald’s fry cook who plead guilty to charges of plotting an attack against Connetquot High School was sentenced yesterday. The unnamed teen was given 1 year in the nut hut…I mean an ‘undisclosed therapeutic facility’. He was also given credit for the time he’s already served.

I haven’t heard anything yet about his cohort being sentenced. That would be 17-year-old Michael McDonough. I’d be surprised if he gets more than probation.

Fry cook pleads guilty

Boy, 15, charged in plot to attack LI high school pleads guilty:

The unnamed 15-year-old accused in the plot to attack Connetquot High School and a Long Island McDonald’s has pleaded guilty to charges against him.

The 15-year-old boy entered the plea in Family Court in Central Islip on Tuesday. He was originally charged with fifth-degree conspiracy, a misdemeanor, but his plea was for a less serious charge.

The 15-year-old could face prison, probation or hospitalization when he is sentenced on Aug. 21. He also could be permanently removed from his home or placed in a residential treatment center or in foster care.

The next court date for his 17-year-old cohort Michael McDonough is August 6th.

The Fry Cooks weren't even supposed to be here today

The Fry Cooks weren't even supposed to be here today

Cops: Plot went beyond school:

This is definitely a new one on me. It seems that the 15-year-old accused in the plot to attack Connetquot High School referred to himself as Dante and referred to Michael McDonnough as Randal. If those names don’t mean anything to you they’re the main characters in the movie Clerks. They’re probably referring to Clerks II though since that movie takes place at a fast food restaurant. Except Dante and Randal never intentionally plotted to kill somebody.

Anyway more details are emerging including Michael McDonnough’s role in the plot.

One of the teens — Michael McDonough, 17, of Holbrook — said that at a June 30 sleepover, he and his 15-year-old friend made a video talking about using pipe bombs to destroy the McDonald’s on Veterans Highway, according to McDonough’s statement. At about midnight, they headed to the restaurant carrying three eggs, which they threw at the building as a “rehearsal” for what would happen next, he told the Suffolk detective.

In a written waiver of rights that accompanies each statement, the teens declined legal counsel before providing the statements last Tuesday to the detective, who wrote down their accounts. The mother of the 15-year-old was present when he gave his account.

The younger of the two, a 15-year-old Connetquot High School student whom police would not identify because he is charged as a juvenile, said he “had angry thoughts about killing people at Connetquot High School because I don’t feel they’ve done right by me.” People taunted him for living in a trailer park, the statement said.

The 15-year-old said he shared his plan to attack McDonald’s with McDonough, but said he didn’t remember telling his friend about the school plot: “I mention killing people and shooting up the school quite a bit in my journal, but I don’t remember saying it to Mike.”

In McDonough’s statement, he says that depression and suicidal thoughts led him to go along with the 15-year-old. He said the two hatched the plot against Connetquot High in February while they were on a school break.

McDonough told the detective he “didn’t care where life was going to leave me next. I told [the 15-year-old] that I was on board and would help him shoot up the Connetquot High School.” He said the 15-year-old talked about “killing his whole school, hundreds of people.”

And we’re getting more proof of the 15-year-old’s mutancy…

The two aimed for a date for the school attack — calling it J-Day, short for judgment day — April 20, 2008, the ninth anniversary of the Columbine High School killings. The younger teen seemed to model his plan after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who carried out the Colorado attack, McDonough said.

Now let’s give the excuses…

The younger of the two, a 15-year-old Connetquot High School student whom police would not identify because he is charged as a juvenile, said he “had angry thoughts about killing people at Connetquot High School because I don’t feel they’ve done right by me.” People taunted him for living in a trailer park, the statement said.

The 15-year-old said he shared his plan to attack McDonald’s with McDonough, but said he didn’t remember telling his friend about the school plot: “I mention killing people and shooting up the school quite a bit in my journal, but I don’t remember saying it to Mike.”

In McDonough’s statement, he says that depression and suicidal thoughts led him to go along with the 15-year-old. He said the two hatched the plot against Connetquot High in February while they were on a school break.

McDonough told the detective he “didn’t care where life was going to leave me next. I told [the 15-year-old] that I was on board and would help him shoot up the Connetquot High School.” He said the 15-year-old talked about “killing his whole school, hundreds of people.”

So we have depression and a trailer park as excuses. As time goes by the excuses keep getting more pathetic. I’ve seen pictures of the trailer park. In Long Island that might be a trailer park but in the rest of the country it’s more like a housing development. Come to North Carolina sometime and I’ll show you some scary trailer parks. As far as the depression goes I have two words. Get help. It really isn’t that bad. But I’m sure we’ll hear the excuse that he was either on or wasn’t on meds. You really can’t go wrong either way these days.

Here is a copy of the statements they gave police.

Fry cook may be charged as adult

Teen in bomb plot case may be indicted as adult:

The 15-year-old accused of plotting to attack Connetquot High School may be charged as an adult. This coming after the other teen accused in the plot, 17-year-old Michael McDonnough, signed a four page confession of his involvement in the plot. Again his exact involvement is still yet unknown to the public.

McDonough’s family had hoped to gain supervised release for him, saying he had no previous criminal history, and his lawyer said he was not guilty of the charges.

But Jeremy Scileppi, chief of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s major crime bureau, told the judge that bail should not be reduced because authorities have a four-page confession from McDonough admitting to conspiracy to buy weapons and explosive powder. “The bail is not a punitive matter, but it’s an issue for the security of the community,” Scileppi said in court. “The evidence at this time is getting better.”

More on this as information becomes available.

More on the Fry Cook Plot

Police case against alleged plotters took patience:

Just a couple of more details in the plot to attack Connetquot High School in Long Island.

Police said that the notebook wasn’t enough for arrest but needed an overt act to make the arrest. So when they searched the 15-year-old’s computer and saw the attempted purchases of black powder and weapons they had the information they needed for arrest.

Now I’m still not sure exactly what Michael McDonnough’s part in the whole scheme was but according to police both teens made some kid of admission to the plot.

The 15-year-old is being charged as a juvenile. No word if McDonnough is being charged the same.

The Fry Cook Plot

Samaritan Helps Foil Columbine-Style Shooting:

It seems that Long Island has two boys that got the order wrong. You’re supposed to be arrested first then become a fry cook. These boys got it the other way around.

A 15-year-old unnamed minor and 17-year-old Michael McDonough were arrested for plotting an attack on Connetquot High School on Long Island. They both worked at the same McDonalds where a notebook was found attributed to the 15-year-old. An anonymous person found the notebook and turned it in to police. McDonnough does not attend Connetquot High but the 15-year-old does.

“I will start a chain of terrorism in the world,” the journal read, according to Richard Dormer, the Suffolk County police commissioner, who shared disturbing excerpts at an afternoon press conference.

“Take everyone down, turn the guns on the cop, take out myself,” Dormer read. “Perfecto.”

How original. I have no confirmation that these kids are mutants but I wouldn’t be surprised.

Speaking of unoriginal mutants a search of the 15-year-old’s house turned up a video.

Police said they discovered at least one videotape that featured a close-up of the 15-year-old as he explained what he wanted to do at the school. While he was not carrying any weapon in the footage, Dormer said he was very explicit about the bloodshed he wanted to spark.

“He felt that everyone was against him, the world was against him and he was very upset with life in general and the world in general,” Dormer said.

A search of the kid’s computer turned up that attempts were made to obtain an Uzi and an AK-47.

As of right now I don’t know what McDonnough’s role is in all of this. So far it sounds like the it’s all about the 15-year-old.