By Matt Wiley

As he waits to be sentenced in December, videos recently have been released of Jared Cano, filmed weeks before his arrest, and detailing his plans for staging a massacre at Freedom High, similar to the 1999 Columbine shooting in Littleton, CO.

“For those of you retards who don’t know who I am, I’m the Freedom High School shooter,” Cano says, “Well, I will be in a couple of months.”

In the video released by prosecutors, Cano says that he made the video so people can see who he really is and so that the “government” can’t just tell everyone that he’s “some loony nut.”

Cano is accused of attempting to detonate explosive devices at Freedom High on the first day of the 2011-12 school year. A friend of Cano’s reported him to the Tampa Police Department (TPD), who arrested the would-be bomber before the event took place.

“Can you blame me for feeling this way?” he asks the camera. “There’s nothing I can do about it. There’s nothing anyone can do about it, except wait for it to unleash.”

He emphasized not to blame either of his parents for his actions before showing the camera how he, “imagines this is going to happen.”

He pulled out a notebook and showed a drawing of the Freedom cafeteria, where he planned to place four bombs in each corner, timed to go off at 7:26 a.m., at which point he would have gone to the woods by the parking lot to retrieve his weapons stash and would be “advancing on the courtyard,” where he estimated he would kill about 60 people, before killing several key targets in the front office, but sparing one, whom he said he liked. Cano said the rest would just be a “free for all” in the parking lot where he would try to kill as many people as possible.

In another video released by prosecutors, Cano smokes a bowl of marijuana and explains his desire to die, possibly with a fellow student, whom he also says he fears might “snitch” on him.

The video goes black, before returning to a frame of Cano burning a newspaper and talking about surpassing the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.

“Terror?,” he asks the camera as the paper burns. “You don’t even know terror until I run up in to (Freedom).”

Cano is scheduled for sentencing on December 5.


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