The above pictures are illustrations taken from Jared Cano’s notebook which also detailed plans to build bombs and included maps of his school. The shirt in the picture below was also confiscated during the raid along with marijuana, a marijuana plant, and bomb-making materials. Jared was 17 when authorities arrested and accused him of threatening to bomb Freedom High School.
Here is what Tampa’s affiliate Fox News had to say:
"Cano had "intentions of exploding some devices at Freedom High School on the first day of school next week," police chief Jane Castor said.
"We were probably able to thwart a potentially catastrophic event the likes of which the city of Tampa has not seen, and hopefully never will," the chief told reporters this morning.
The department’s bomb experts studied materials allegedly found in Cano’s room and said the devices could have caused “serious injury up to and including death,” the chief added.
Those materials included fuel sources, shrapnel, plastic tubing, timing and fusing devices, but no guns. However, Castor said Cano had previously been arrested for carrying a concealed firearm that he had stolen.
Also found in the teen’s room was a “manifesto,” Castor said, that included two specific faculty members to target and a minute-by-minute schedule for the attack.
"He mentioned his desire to cause more casualties than were suffered at Columbine," Chief Castor continued."