As the nation mourns and tries to deal with yet another senseless slaughter of innocent children and adults at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this week, in which 19 fourth-graders and two adults were gunned down by an 18-year-old shooter, a report has surfaced suggesting the same suspect may have been involved in a similar plot four years ago.
According to a 2018 report by KENS5, two students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested by police after a plot to commit a “mass casualty” event was uncovered:
Two Uvalde teens were recently arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder after officers said they foiled a mass-shooting plot the pair had schemed.
A press release obtained by KENS 5 thoroughly chronicles events leading up to an investigation performed by the Uvalde Police Department and the Texas Rangers.
“One of the students had numerous writings and drawings which depicted weapons capable of causing mass destruction. He wrote about being ‘God-like’ and killing police and other persons,” the report added.
Uvalde Chief of Police Daniel Rodriguez noted in the press release that a Morales Junior High School student, 14, and a former Morales student, 13, were specifically targeting several students in what they were plotting as a “mass casualty event against the school.” Police said that the two teens were motivated in large part by the Columbine High School shootings outside of Denver in 1999.
“The investigation revealed that the students were infatuated with the Columbine High School shootings and identified themselves to the shooters. The investigation uncovered that the students even referred to themselves using the Columbine shooter’s names,” the press release stated.