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February 4, 2007 Frank Fechteler 2007 CT Newington High School Attack Plot In Connecticut police charged a 17-year-old Newington High School student junior Frank Fechtele with two felony counts of manufacturing bombs in connection with a school violence plot. Investigators say that they learned Fechteler was planning to attack classmates after they saw videos he posted on YouTube shooting tactical rifles at an outdoor range in Glastonbury and setting off homemade pipe bombs with a friend. He was suspected of plotting a Columbine-style massacre at the school and kept a hit list with at least 20 names of potential victims in a red folder in his bedroom. An attack was planned for April 10 using a semiautomatic rifle or a shotgun to target ``people that had been picking on him for a long time,' an arrest affidavit said. He also planned to use Molotov cocktails, 10 shrapnel pipe bombs, propane bombs and a car bomb.
Feb 4 2007 charged Teen Charged in Suspected School Plot - Fox News
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Police said they seized weapons from Fechteler's home in Newington after receiving a tip from a parent about the attack plan. The plot was foiled when a teen who knows the suspect sent a link to an Internet video [students firing weapons and igniting explosives] on YouTube.com
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NEWINGTON — The star of this YouTube video is a teenage boy wearing glasses and a hooded sweat shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
...Police say the [video]shooter is 16-year-old Frank Fechteler, a Newington High School junior whom they suspect of plotting a Columbine-style massacre at the school and keeping a hit list with at least 20 names of potential victims in a red folder in his bedroom.
According to court documents made public Thursday, Fechteler told investigators that he planned the attack for April 10. In a written statement to police, Fechteler said he would use a semiautomatic rifle or a shotgun to target ``people that had been picking on him for a long time,'' an arrest affidavit said.
The red folder, which police found while searching his Newington home last month, also detailed the alleged plot and other weapons Fechteler planned to use: Molotov cocktails, 10 shrapnel pipe bombs, propane bombs and a car bomb, the affidavit said.
But it was the Mosin Nagant video and four other YouTube clips, showing what police say is Fechteler shooting tactical rifles at an outdoor range in Glastonbury and setting off homemade pipe bombs with a friend, that led investigators to the 16-year-old's plan, according to the affidavit.
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