Philip Bay was arrested back in April of 2009 for plotting a bombing attack against Landstown High School in Virginia Beach. Of course being the unoriginal mutant that he is he planned the attack for April 20th. He was also found to be in possession of multiple Molotov cocktails and bomb making materials.
Bay was 17 at the time of his arrest and was charged as an adult. His defense was the boo-hoo trifecta of being bullied, having a rough home life and having mental issues. Luckily the jury saw through all of that and convicted Bay.
The two unnamed teens who were arrested along with Philip Bay (pictured) for plotting an attack against Landstown High School in Virginia Beach have been released. They will remain under house arrest until November when they are sentenced.
The 16-year-old who is believed to have tipped off police about the plot has agreed to testify against Bay.
Both of the two teens have already pleaded guilty.
A judge has ordered Philip Bay to me moved from a juvenile facility to the Virginia Beach city jail. Bay was 17 when he was arrested for his part in a plan to attack Landstown High School but was charged as an adult.
Bay’s attorney requested that he stay in juvie but the judge said…
“He’s an adult. Doesn’t look like an adult, but he’s an adult,”
I like a judge who doesn’t mess around.
Bay’s attorney also said that he may be using an insanity defense and requested state funding for a psychologist in Charlottesville. Again the judge laid the smackdown and told him there were qualified shrinks locally.
Earlier today 18-year-old Philip Bay was indicted on 18 charges for his role in an alleged plot to attack Landstwon High School in Virginia Beach.
Bay was indicted on 11 counts of Possessing, Using and Manufacturing a Firebomb; two counts of Possessing or Using a Sawed Off Shotgun; Possessing Weapons of Terrorism with the Intent to Terrorize and Soliciting , Recruiting, etc. Another for an Act of Terrorism. Six of those counts were direct indictments of charges that had not been before the Juvenile Court, according to the release.
If convicted since Bay is being charged as an adult he could be sentenced to life in prison.
In my last post about Philip Bay I said that his trial was supposed to start this past Wednesday. That statement was incorrect. This past Wednesday was his hearing to see if he would be tried as an adult for plotting a bombing attach against Landstown High in Virginia Beach and being in possession of a multitude of explosive devices. This past Wednesday a judge ruled that Bay will be tried as an adult. Bay is 18 now but was 17 at the time of his arrest in April.
Bay’s 16-year-old cohort in the plot pleaded guilty to weapons and terrorism charges. He was charged as a juvenile and will be sentenced in September.
Just to quickly refresh your memory Bay was arrested back in April for plotting a bombing attack against the school and was discovered to be in the possession of 28 pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, mysterious ‘other devices’ and various bomb making materials. Two other unnamed juveniles have also been arrested in the plot.
But now let’s get back to the article at hand. Not only was Bay a mutant but he is also an anti-Semite according to other students from the school. And of course when Bay would talk about Columbine the other students didn’t take it seriously. Apparently even today kids are still stupid. Yes, it can happen to your school.
His MySpace was a picture of opposing philosophies. On the one hand he talked about singing in choir and that God is his first love after music. Then he lists his heroes as Eric Harris and “whoever invented gunpowder.”
On my first Landstown post I mentioned that neighbors have seen Bay running around the neighborhood with a sword and a knife and that he liked to shoot birds with his BB gun. I wondered aloud then where were his parents. Now we may have an answer.
Some of the neighbors brought concerns to Bay’s mother, but they had no effect, Wood said. She had a “not my son” mentality,
There’s a shock.
Still no word on motive. And to those of you who keep throwing bullying into the conversation let me say this. If you go around talking about mass murder and ‘teh joos’ you’re basically inviting trouble on to yourself.
A family who knows one of the accused plotters in the alleged plan to attack Landstown High School in Virginia Beach say that he was one who tipped off police to the plot.
The family, whose daughter dated the 15-year-old suspect, say that the boy reported the plot to authorities. During the course of the investigation the 15-year-old was also arrested for his alleged involvement in the plot.
This reminds me of the fabled plot to attack Marshfield High School in Massachusetts. In the plot one of the participants backed out after he got counseling and the ring leader went to police to deflect the blame from himself.
This boy could basically be caught up in someone else’s lies or he could be culpable. The police aren’t saying either way since the suspects are all minors.
If you know any of these suspects please do not use their names in the comments.
Two more teens have been arrested in the plot to bomb Landstown High School in Virginia Beach. In addition to the 17-year-old who was already arrested police arrested a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old. Both the 15 and the 16-year-old were in possession of sawed off shotguns. The alleged plot was to storm the school with the shotguns and the bombs that the 17-year-old was arrested for.
The 16-year-old previously showed up to school with a concealed razor blade to school and the 15-year-old was a former student of the school. The article doesn’t say if he expelled or if he dropped out. Either of which carries the same results of fry making.
Prosecutors are trying to get the 17-year-old charged as an adult.
And as an added bonus lets throw a little more mutancy in there…
Newschannel 3 has learned that at least one of the three arrested teenagers appears on a videotape, calling the plan they’d come up with his destiny and setting Monday, April 20th as the day all hell would break loose.
Still no word on motive but it could be something as simple, and stupid, as them wanting to be copycats. Luckily there is nothing original in their failure.