posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 03:48 PM
--Prior to 4-20-99
Chief of Police, McComb, Mississippi said a local trench coater--"carbon copy of Harris and Klebold"--"was doing planning"(of a school shooting?)
Chief said the youth was in custody. "It is believed by the chief that there many be some connection."(21111)
"West Metro Fire Investigator Dave Green advised Pomona High School students (Redacted) and (Redacted) arrested on April 17, 1999 with explosives.
Also within past month (Redacted) contacted in early AM hours at Pomona High School in fatigues. Claimed to be on maneuvers..... There is no
connection with this investigation."(17824)
Note: the "splatter punks", those three guys in black jackets and camo pants seen on national TV being arrested in Clement Park(next to CHS) were
initially accused of a planned attack on Pomona High School(same school district as CHS) "based on numerous tips the police received". A 'phony"
bomb threat would cause Pomona HS to be evacuated about a week later.
There was a probable planned attack with many similarities to Columbine in far-off Evans High School in Georgia. The Columbia County Seriff's
Department in Appling, Georgia questioned two students(Michael Buckner, 15, and an unk youth) on April 19, 1999(the day before Columbine) regarding
death threats they reportedly had made at Evans High. Police seized guns at both boys homes as well as computers, and "Excalibur and Samurai-type
swords". They both were believed to practice some type of witchcraft, and they participated in LARP war games. They wore trench coats over their
all-black outfits with combat boots. [Note that all of these characteristics were shared with the TCM in Colorado.]
The Georgia authorities said there was no connection to the events in Colorado, which was "contrary to many news reports fueled by rumor, that are
currently circulating throughout the region." Early local media reports, however, said the two groups were in internet contact or were visiting the
same web site.
[FBI Report on Columbine, pg 8]
Employee at Stein Elementary School(Littleton) got voice mail message on 4-19 that she saved for the cops:
"Yes, I'm one of the trench coat robbers, so you idiots and(sic) if you don't give up $10million we're going to kill everybody in the school. You
have my warning."
The Stein Elementary Security Office says "It is believed to be young children."
--7:30am on 4-20-99
Bomb found at Highlands Ranch High School(neighboring Douglas County)(7962)
"The sheriff's office also made two arrests in connection with a bomb hoax April 20 at Highlands Park Ranch School.
"Four days after the incident, the sheriff's office charged Ben A. Bennett, 18, and Jonathan Reich, 18, with the possession, use or removal of
explosives or incendiary devices--a felony.
"One teen is a student at the high school and the other is a former classmate....
"As new of the shootings at Columbine High School began to spread, rumors began to circulate that the fake bomb was in fact legitimate.
"The bomb was not real" Deputy Kim Stuckenschneider of the sheriff's office said. "It just happened at the wrong time. That had absolutely no
connection whatsoever with Columbine. It's just a rumor."
[Douglas County News Press, 4-22-99]
Cops said it was a "hoax".
--11:15am on 4-20
Columbine massacre begins
--At 1:30pm on 4-20
A gun with ammo is found in the trunk of a student's car at Kiowa High School(Denver metro area). The owner, 17, tried to run away. Cops also said he
may have threatened others, and that he vowed revenge.
[DP.com 4-22, see "How tragedy unfolded"]
--8:50pm on 4-20
A theft of four handguns occurs from the Jumbo Sports Store in the town of Lone Tree in Douglas County using smash-and-grab techniques. Arrested later
was 18yr old Joel David Freiboth, ex-CHS student at 7700 South Garrison Street and an unidentified 17yr old in the 5800 block of South Garland Way.
Four handguns were recovered.
"...the suspects do live in the area and have ties to Columbine High School" according to the Douglas County Sheriff's spokesperson.
"No motive has been established, but one possibility is that they were arming themselves because they were scared and wanted to protect
"With Freiboth was a 14yr old boy, a student at Columbine who claimed to be a witness to the shooting, authorities said."
[DP.com(DenverPost online) for 4-22-99. Header: "Two CHS students arrested"]
Cops implied it was a "hoax".
In Colorado Springs(70 miles south of Denver), one Shannon Waltz and three other teenagers dressed "as gothics in black trench coats and masks were
charged with trespassing after a disturbance wedesday afternoon at Coronado High School." Another report had them armed with 'firecrackers'. Three
were students at another high school and one was a dropout.
[DP.com for 4-22, see "Notes from somber days"]
Cops said it was a "hoax".
--4-21 Shutdown of Kennedy High(metro Denver)
Manager of 7/11 at South Wadsworth and Yukon has video of TCMers from Kennedy High wearing trenchcoats on 4-20-99. Other kids say there will be an
incident at Kennedy High on 4-21-99.(19680)
"A 'potential link' to students responsible for the massacre at Columbine High School triggered the shutdown Wedesday(4-21) of Denver's Kennedy
High School .... the boundaries of the two schools are adjacent.... However, they said it wasn't a bomb or bomb threat that prompted the school's
closure, along with the closure of all ten Denver high schools....denver Lt. Frank Conner said Kennedy was closed primarily because of its proximity
to Columbine."--Denver Post, 4-22-99
Kennedy High School student Aaron Ratliff's journal entry dated 2-22- titled "56 days to classified information". (56 days after 2-22 is
4-20-99) He said it referred to pot smoking.--(17854)
-A 15-year-old Kennedy High School freshman was arrested(5-14-99) for allegedly threatening to kill classmates and a teacher and blow up the Denver
school. The youth allegedly told two students about detailed plans to handcuff those on a hit list to desks and "blow their hands off or shoot
them in the head," police said. "He also said he was going to go in the hallways and start shooting other students. He said it was going to be
Columbine all over again."
Chesterfield, VA, VirginiaRichmond Times-Dispatch, 4/23/99
Two Manchester High School students were charged yesterday with
conspiracy offenses in an alleged scheme to manufacture explosive
devices and detonate them inside the 2,400-student school with the
intent "to kill more than one person." Chesterfield County Police said the... alleged bombing scheme at Manchester High School were not intended
to copy the Colorado crimes, instead, the two teens charged were making plans to manufacture bombs long before the Littleton massacre.
R.E. Lee High School, Staunton, Virginia, Richmond Times-Dispatch of 4/24/99
Police arrested a 14-year-old high school student Thursday on a bomb-
making charge after a tipster alerted them to an apparent parallel
with the deadly Colorado school shooting. Prompted by news reports
of the Littleton, Colo., massacre, someone in the Staunton area directed authorities to a Web page the local teen allegedly had set up, the city
prosecutor said. He was arrested after a home search turned up a pipe bomb and a floor plan for the school.
[Although the arrest occured on 4-22, the fact that the suspect had a website setup may indicate it was created before 4-20. And what was the
"apparent parallel" with Columbine?]
Wimberly, TX Austin (TX) American-Statesman,
Five juveniles were arrested Friday(4-23-99) on charges of planning an attack on Danforth Junior High School in Wimberley. The five 14-year-old boys
had planned the assault well before Tuesday's massacre that left 15 dead at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., Hays County Sheriff Don
Montague said. "Based on the statements given, it is clear that these young men were serious about targeting fellow students and teachers,"
Montague said of the alleged plot that was similar to the Colorado high school rampage.
--In addition to the bomb parts, deputies and agents from the U.S. Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found how-to instructions
downloaded from the Internet, officials said.
"Two 16-year old males were arrested Thursday(4-22-99) for making bomb threats to Douglas County High School(on 4-21) in Castle Rock(Colorado),
according to county officials. They claimed to be members of the Trench Coat Mafia, officials said."(Denver Post, 4-25-99 and FBI-1619)
"Someone called the school about 11am Wedesday and stated: "This is the Trench Coat Mafia and there is a bomb in the building; detonation time three
minutes." Investigators got tips from numerous parents and students implicating two boys, a student and a former student, Stuckenschneider said. They
were charged Thursday with making false reports of explosives and conspiracy, which are both felonies,...."
"The reason we're pushing so hard for felony coviction on this is so we won't get so many hoaxes," Stuckenschneider said."(Denver Post 4-23-99
Cops think it was a "hoax".
"Student found with pipe bomb at Dakota Ridge High School"(18665). Same student arrested a couple of weeks later.
--Shane Neuhouse "provided information on (Redacted's) criminal activity and (his)plans to attack Englewood High School(metro Denver)."(21154)
From the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Final Report-"Findings of the Threats Team"-we read
"IMMEDIATELY after the shooting on April 20, the command post received NUMEROUS reports of additional attacks that were to occur at other schools in
the metro area as well as schools outside the state."(emphasis mine)
The most suspicious thing about all these incidents is the total lack of media attention given to them.
Based upon the sheer number of these incidents happening on or very near to 4-20, I'd have to say there is a probable connection--and that what was
being planned was far more horrific than what actually happened.
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