According to the Mounties, the man was playing online “when he overheard another player threatening to shoot others at a school, and alerted police”, says the Canwest News Service.
“Port Alberni RCMP contacted Microsoft security officials, who traced the suspect to San Antonio and alerted the police there” it says, adding:
“San Antonio Police Department spokesman Matthew Porter confirmed that the suspect, age 16, was arrested last week.
” ‘The suspect’s talk of a planned school attack had an ominous, chilling tone, Porter said. ‘He said he wanted people to remember the news headlines about it forever,’ he said.”
The would-be shooter is facing charges of creating a false alarm involving a public school — a felony offence in Texas, Porter says in the story.
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Canwest News Service – Xbox suspect wanted school attack to be remembered forever, police say, February 14, 2010
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