Radnor High Student Accused of Columbine-Style Threats
Well, this is scary:
A senior at Radnor High School was arrested Monday after police say she wrote a detailed plan to murder her classmates and a teacher.
Investigators say the 17-year-old girl wrote in her notebook that she wanted to be the first female mass murderer, and specifically described how she would kill several students and one of her teachers at the Philadelphia-area school.
The Columbine-obsessed girl allegedly wrote the following:
“I could be the first female school shooter…I’d want to trap them, pick them off one by one.”
Investigators searched her locker and home, but found no weapons.
“She did have a fascination with serial killers. And she did a lot of reading about torture, but the most disturbing factor is she had a fascination and keen interest on the Columbine shooters,” Radnor Township Police Superintendent Bill Colarulo said.
An Important Message for the RTSD Community
Earlier today (Nov. 3), Radnor High School building administrators were informed that an RHS student had made serious written threats of a violent nature. These statements were written in the student’s own notebook. Administrators immediately located the student of concern, confiscated the notebook containing the threatening statements, and then called the Radnor Township Police Department. The police officers reviewed the written statements, questioned the student and took the student into custody.
In a separate, unrelated situation that occurred later in the day, the police were called after school administrators investigated a report that a different student had made threats. That student was also removed from the school by police.
At no time in either case was any student or staff member in immediate danger of harm. The high school staff was informed during a special meeting that occurred after school. The district will continue to work cooperatively with the police regarding these matters and in any situation that involves the health, safety and welfare of our students, staff and community.
More information will be provided as it becomes available. Thank you.
The girl is not being identified because she is a minor. Officials said her parents are cooperating with the investigation. [NBC 10]