Jared Cano Cell Phone Video Reportedly Shows Florida Teen's Plan To Set Off Bombs Inside Freedom High School

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Jared Cano, the Florida teenager who in 2011 was charged with plotting to kill teachers and students with bombs at his Tampa high school, reportedly taped himself outlining his master plan.

In a cellphone video just released by prosecutors and obtained by ABC News, Cano can be seen and heard sharing the details of his deadly set up.

"For those of you retards who don't know who I am, I'm the Freedom High School shooter in Tampa, Florida. Well I will be in a couple months," Cano reportedly says on the video. "My plan is to set a bomb here at point A, here at point B, point C and point D. Then I got to get to the side entrance of the school by 7:24. The bombs blow at 7:26."

While Cano never got the chance to go through with his deadly plan, police acted quickly on an anonymous tip and arrested the then 17-year-old at his mothers house where they recovered bomb-making material, including fuses, timers, shrapnel, accelerant and plastic tubing.

In addition to the bomb-making materials at his home, investigators found a manifesto and illustrations detailing his plans.

"We were probably able to thwart a catastrophic event," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor told reporters.

The cellphone video, which will most likely serve as damning evidence against Cano, reveals that not only did the Florida teen intend to kill as many students as possible, but that he had actual targets for his plan. Cano was allegedly out to murder two teachers who in the video he says did him wrong.

"[I'll] Come through the door then shoot everybody at the front desk," he reportedly said on the video. "Mr. Costanzo's office is right here, I've got to kill him. Mrs. Carmody is here I've got to kill her. Mr. Pears is here, I've got to make sure he doesn't die, because I like him."

According to ABC News, Cano smokes marijuana during his rant and even goes as far as to say that he would retrieve a stash of weapons hidden near the school and continue his attack.

"I'm going to come in and advance on the courtyard where there'll probably be at least sixty people," he reportedly said.

Cano continues on in the video by mocking any potential viewers.

"If you don't like it," he said, "just find a way to find people like me and just line us up and shoot us."

Police confirmed to reporters that Cano had a criminal background prior to his most recent arrest. According to authorities, Cano had broken into the home of a convicted felon and stole a firearm. The homeowner did not press charges. Cano had also been charged with the possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and a taser, ABC News reports.

As a result of his most recent crime, Cano has been charged with “threatening to throw project, place or discharge a destructive device.” He also faces charges for “possession of bomb-making materials, cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.”

While Cano has been jailed since his arrest in August of 2011, sentencing for the Florida teen will be on Dec. 5.

 

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