Gabrielle Giffords

Accused S.C. teen wanted to outdo other school shootings. The problem, he explained, was the weapon.

Accused S.C. teen wanted to outdo other school shootings. The problem, he explained, was the weapon.

Six days before he allegedly opened fire on an elementary school playground, the eighth-grader returned to his Instagram group chat to fixate, yet again, on his most intense interests: guns and bombs and the mass murder of children.

"My plan," wrote Jesse Osborne, who had turned 14 three weeks earlier, "is shooting my dad getting his keys getting in his truck, driving to the elementary school 4 mins away, once there gear up, shoot out the bottom school class room windows, enter the building, shoot the first class which will be the 2d grade, grab teachers keys so I don't have to hasle to get through any doors."

He had been researching other school shooters...

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