Two TX teens arrested for alleged plans to "recreate" Columbine massacre

(Austin, Texas-AP) Oct. 7, 2004 - Police have arrested two Texas teenagers in an alleged plan to re-create the Columbine massacre.

The boys, aged 15 and 16, have been charged with making terroristic threats. Their names were not released.

Police say the boys planned to carry out a shooting during a pep rally at Vista Ridge High in Austin. They allegedly were planning to wear trench coats to hide their weapons just as the Columbine High School killers did.

Authorities say, "Their words were, they wanted to 'recreate Columbine.'"

Columbine, in Littleton, Colorado, was the scene of the nation's worst school shooting on April 20, 1999. That's when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide.

posted 11:27am by Chris Rees