A State Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of dropping four of the charges filed against a Vermont teen who allegedly made extensive preparations to shoot up his high school in Fair Haven. Following the Supreme Court’s decision, 18-year-old Jack Sawyer will now have to answer for carrying a dangerous weapon and making criminal threats.
Vermont Teen Kept a Detailed Journal Of School Shooting
On the 15th of February, the Vermont authorities arrested 18-year-old Jack Sawyer and charged him with planning to stage a high school massacre. Based on the police report, Sawyer, who was arrested just one day after Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 students in Parkland, was planning to kill even more people than Cruz or any other school shooters.
Upon serving a house search warrant, the detectives discovered the Vermont teen’s journal. Entitled ‘The Journal of an Active Shooter,’ the document contained plans of how to conduct a school shooting. Detectives called Sawyer’s notes meticulous, the Vermont teen penning everything he needed to set his plan in motion including date, timetables, ammo used, and ideas on how to up the body count.
Although the entire Vermont community has been on edge since the authorities disclosed Sawyer’s plans to shoot up the Fair Haven high school, the State Supreme Court ruled that the allegations formulated against the Vermont teen are unwarranted since there’s no clear evidence of Sawyer actually executing the plan.
Furthermore, even if Sawyer claimed in his journal of using an assault-style rifle to execute his classmates and teachers, the authorities discovered that the only firearm the Vermont teen possessed was a shotgun he bought earlier that year.
Jack Sawyer was initially booked into county jail on no bail bond. Following this month’s ruling, the teenager’s bond has been set at $10,000.
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