Prosecutors have released a 13-minute video from the cell phone of Jared Cano, the teenager who was arrested last year, accused of plotting to unleash terror on Freedom High School.
The State Attorney's Office just released the video as part of the public record.
From the minute he starts talking, Cano appears cocky, taking no blame for what he planned to do. He spoke into the camera saying he was making the video so the government couldn't make him out to be crazy.
"And if I am, can you blame ME for this. That I chose this, that I chose to feel like this. That I chose to think like this. NO. It's just how I am. There's nothing I can do about it. There's nothing anybody can do about it. Other than wait for it to unleash," he says.
Cano shows off crude drawings of his plans. He wanted to set off the first bombs in the cafeteria.
"Basically, my plan is to set a bomb here at point A, here at Point B. Point C and Point D, I'm going to try and set them between 7 o'clock and 7:12. And these will be set for 7:20 and 7:26," he says.
Cano said he would then walk to nearby woods, where he would stash his weapons. He'd come back, heading to the courtyard.
"I'm going to come in and advance on the courtyard, where there will probably be at least 50 people," he says.
He named administrators he planned to kill and he even spoke of one, he wanted to spare.
"I got to make sure he doesn't die cause I like him," Cano says.
He said he'd shoot everyone in the front office and then have a free for all, in the parking lot.
In the video, Cano also shows off a recipe for a bomb.
Police uncovered the plot when another student came forward. That student said Cano shared his plans with him. In one part of the video, Cano sets his own alarm in his bedroom. He sets the time to 7:26, the time the bombs were supposed to go off.
And he seemed happy about his own fate.
"I can't wait to die dude," he says.
The video ends with Cano burning a newspaper. It had an article about the 2011 Norway Massacre where 77 people were killed. He promised to outdo that, plus Columbine and Virginia Tech. He ends in an angry tirade.
Cano recently pled no contest and will be sentenced on December 5th.
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