Deputies say teen plotted Columbine-like assault

Teen charged with solicitation to commit murder

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies have arrested a 16-year-old boy who authorities say asked another student to help him with a Columbine-like massacre at his high school.

The teen was charged Wednesday with solicitation to commit murder.

Pinellas County deputies say the teen was studying a book on the Columbine massacre and was in the process of gathering maps of Seminole High school and a list of firearms.

Investigators also said they found other evidence of the plot, with the teen describing in detail how he would carry it out and who he would target: people with a history of being cruel or neglectful to animals.

The sophomore student was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility last Friday and was later taken to a juvenile facility.

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