Sunday, February 19, 2006

Slap on the wrist

Troubled teen pleads to weapons charges:
15-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Clearwater HIgh School in Florida is known to his classmates as "Nazi". He made comments to his teacher that he always carried a knife and asked questions like "Why do you sit me next to people that I want to shoot?" When confronted by the principal in January if he had any weapons Rodriguez produced brass knuckles and a ski mask. Also a sheet of paper was found that had two columns on it, "Likes" and "Dislikes"...

Beneath the first column, the paper was blank.

Beneath the second heading, he had written a long list of racial and ethnic groups.

When police went to his house they found a mini arsenal that included a Russian SKS semiautomatic rifle and a .22-caliber derringer with a homemade silencer.

His computer contained many visits to "white power" sites and a cache of videos of authentic executions. He also had in his possession a copy of the surveillance tape from the Columbine massacre.

God only knows what this little racist ball of hate was planning and what does he get?

As a result, Christopher Rodriguez has been committed for an indefinite period to a juvenile justice facility in New Port Richey that specializes in teenagers who need mental health counseling.

As a result of the plea worked out Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Marion Fleming ordered Rodriguez sent to the Mandala Adolescent Treatment Center, a secure facility which specializes treating teenage boys who need counseling for mental problems.

The New Port Richey facility holds up to 33 boys ages 14-18, who are all required to wear uniforms.

The average length of stay is six to nine months, according to the Department of Juvenile Justice.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Colo. teen arrested for IM threat

Teen Arrested For IM Warnings About School Attack:
Fort Lupton teen held for threatening Columbine-style attack:
A teen from Fort Lupton, Colorado was arrested yesterday for making an IM threat against his school. According to the articles the 17-year-old warned a female student not to go to school on Valentine's Day because the suspect said he would attack other students with a gun or a pitchfork...

Pitchfork??? Really??? That's a new one on me.

Anyway, the girl told her parents, the parents told police, the police contacted the FBI, and the FBI was able to track the suspect down arresting him and seizing 3 computers from his home. He's now facing charges of interfering with an educational institution.

No motive or french fry related options were mentioned.