Convicted school bomb plotter runs for mayor in Utah

Bomb plotter runs for mayor: Joshua Hoggan candidacy will mean primary election for Roy seat:

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Early in 2012 police in Roy, Utah arrested a then 16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan for allegedly plotting an attack on Roy High School. At the time of his arrest Hoggan was offended when police compared him to the Columbine cowards. He thought that his plan would have done more damage because of how intelligent he is. I think the word he was looking for was arrogant and not intelligent. Hoggan was supposedly so obsessed with his plan that he flew to Colorado, unattended and unknown by anyone, so he could interview Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis about what happened at Columbine. Hoggan and a cohort were also said to be in possession of bomb making materials. For all his problems Hoggan only got 6 months in juvenile detention.

Fast forward to June of 2013 and a now 18-year-old Hoggan is running for mayor of Roy. Since Hoggan was sentenced as a juvenile his criminal record is technically sealed even though everyone knows what he was convicted of. This is just one of the many reasons why this arrogant toad should have been charged as an adult. I would say he has no shot in hell of becoming mayor but stranger things have happened. So there’s a possibility that the city of Roy, Utah could have someone who wanted to blow up a school that had more than a 1000 students at the time as their mayor. Good luck with that.

UPDATE 8/23/2013: Last week Hoggan lost his bid for mayoralship with less than 5% of the vote. How did he get that much? Who voted for him? Angry suburban 18-year-olds who think Green Day is punk? Whatever. At least we don’t have to worry about a Utah mutant enclave. Utah mutant? Mutahnt?

2nd Roy High plotter gets 105 days

Dallin Todd Morgan

Dallin Todd Morgan

Roy High student sentenced to jail for bomb plot:

For lack of a better term 18-year-old Dallin Todd Morgan was the lackey in a plot to bomb Roy High School in Roy, Utah. He was the Dylan Klebold to 16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan’s Eric Harris. The plot was to detonate a bomb at school and then escape on a stolen aircraft.

Hoggan had even flown commercially on his own accord to Columbine High School to interview Frank Deangelis under no one’s authority. For his role in the plot Hoggan only received 6 months in juvie and will be out next month if he’s not out already. Hoggan’s story was that he was trying to show the school how lax security was. When arrested he even bragged that he was smarter than the Columbine cowards. Apparently the courts bought it since he only got 6 months and was not charged as an adult.

Morgan was mostly the cheerleader in this duo. For his role he was sentenced to 105 days in jail since he’s 18. I really have no problem with this sentence because it appears once you remove the influence of his cohort he seems to revert to a relatively normal teen. The problem I do have is that someone as dangerous as Hoggan was not charged as an adult, will have no record and will be released back out into the public.

Roy High plotter only gets 6 months in juvie

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Teen who plotted to bomb Utah school sentenced to detention:

Roy High student sentenced to 6 months in plot to bomb school:

16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan must be some kind of Jedi because he pulled a big ol’ mind trick on the Utah court system and just about everyone else.

Hoggan was the ringleader of a plot to attack Roy High School in Roy, Utah. Prior to his arrest Hoggan took it upon himself to go to Columbine to interview Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis about the tragedy that occurred there. Hoggan planned to attack the school then hijack a small plane and flee the country. He was offended at the time of his arrest when he was compared to the Columbine shooters saying that he was smarter than them and could have been more ‘successful’ than them.

Today Hoggan was sentenced to only 6 months in juvenile detention after pleading guilty. He told the judge that the real reason behind the plot was to bring security awareness to the school. Essentially he says that he was trying to protect the school from an attack.

Upset at being “dismissed” about the dangers of a mass shooting, the teen in January decided to try “a last ditch attempt” to scare teachers and students into awareness, Nickle said, by creating the bomb plot and sending a text to a student who likely would contact school administrators.

“I felt invalidated,” the boy told Second District Court Juvenile Judge Janice Frost. “My initial goal was awareness.”

And it seems the judge and prosecutor fell for that line of crap. Of course we also have the parent with the ‘Not My Kid’ syndrome…

Hoggan’s father, Ron Hoggan, said his son had unsuccessfully tried to raise the topic of school safety with administrators.

“My big thing is there was lots of indicators given to lots of individuals. If attention would have been paid to what he was trying to project, this could have been avoided,” he said. “If you’re not willing to talk to kids when they have fears, then you do invalidate them.”

That’s it. Let’s coddle the psychopath a little bit more. Does anybody really think that the citizens of Roy and students of Roy High school will be any safer in 6 months? Not a chance.

His cohort, 18-year-old Dallin Todd Morgan, has yet to face a judge. Don’t be surprised if the lackey gets more time than the ringleader.

Roy High ringleader released

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Teen suspect in alleged Utah bomb plot freed from custody:

2nd teen charged in Roy High bomb plot released to custody of parents:

This past week 16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan was released into the custody of his parents. His lawyer successfully argued that Hoggan was not a threat to the community and is not a flight risk.

Maybe I’m missing something here but Hoggan is accused of plotting to bomb Roy High School in Utah. Part of his plan was to hijack a private plane to escape the country. Hoggan also caught a plane to Colorado on his own to interview Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis. Hoggan was also allegedly insulted when he was compared to the Columbine killers saying that he was going to more damage than them since he was so much more intelligent than them.

So someone please tell me how in the blue hell is this mutant not a danger and not a flight risk. Supposedly there are precautions in place to prevent him from running but somehow I imagine they won’t be enough.

Prosecutors are seeking to have Hoggan tried as an adult.

School bombing plot busted in Utah

Dallin Todd Morgan

Dallin Todd Morgan

Affidavit: Teens in Roy bomb plot wanted ‘revenge on the world’:

Police: Release of juvenile’s name helped reveal more in Roy High bomb plot case:

Within the past few years I haven’t been posting every single school violence plot or threat, they’re just too numerous. So lately I’ve only been posting the ones where weapons have been found or if there is some kind of ‘hook’ to the story. And boy howdy is there a hook to this one.

This week police in Roy, Utah arrested 18-year-old Dallin Todd Morgan and 16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan for allegedly plotting an attack on Roy High School. It seems that Morgan was the lackey in this case even though he’s been charged with being possession of a weapon of mass destruction. I haven’t seen what the weapon was but one could safely assume that it was probably some kind of pipe bomb. Hoggan on the other hand has quite the story.

Police say that the 16-year-old Hoggan had a fascination with Columbine. Fascination is probably an understatement since Hoggan is said to have flown to Colorado on his own accord to interview Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis. Mr. DeAngelis is the current principal and was principal during the Columbine shootings.

Hoggan isn’t your typical mutant though. Police say that when they compared him to the Columbine gunmen that Hoggan was insulted saying that they failed at their main objectives and that he could do more damage than them because of how intelligent he is.

But just because someone is intelligent doesn’t mean they can’t be a dumbass. Police say that part of their plan was to escape by stealing a plane from a local airport and fleeing the country. They are said to have practiced on computer flight simulator programs. First off it’s not as easy as they think to steal an airplane. It’s not like hotwiring a car and taking it for a joyride. And if they were to get a plane of the ground the FAA doesn’t take to kindly to criminals trying to flee the country in a stolen plane. Not to mention that any pilot will tell you that flight simulation software is no comparison to actual flight time.

So far no motive has been mentioned outside of the pair wanting revenge on the world but as always I’m sure it will be some selfish and shallow reason.