Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Real News: Natalie Carpenter plotted to shoot up CT High School

Bent on fame and exacting revenge on the people she believed responsible for her pain and isolation, police say Natalie Carpenter plotted with 19-year-old accomplice Peter Thulin to covertly sneak into Danbury High School, hold students and staff hostage and shoot “until everyone was dead.”

The murder-suicide plot sent shockwaves across Connecticut, which is still recovering from the tragedy at Sandy Hook, where 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 elementary students and six adult staff members in December 2012.

An arrest warrant, which was unsealed by the court Tuesday, revealed Carpenter was obsessed with the 1999 Columbine School shooting, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, armed with guns and bombs, stormed into the school and killed 12 students and a teacher before turning the gun on themselves in the high school library. Witness accounts in the warrant also reference plans to shoot up Stratford High School.

In chilling entries in a manifesto police discovered at in her Main Street apartment at Hope House, a group home for patients with mental health issues, Carpenter referred to the gunmen as “heroes” and said she wanted to “follow in their footsteps.”
Carpenter, a former student of Stratford High School and Frank Scott Bunnell High School in Stratford, also alluded to past instances of bullying and inquired about purchasing a 12-gauge shotgun at a gun store in Torrington. READ FULL STORY

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