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Torrington Teen’s Diary Looked To Columbine Shootings

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Columbine High School, file (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

Columbine High School, file (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Court records show that an 18-year-old Connecticut woman cited in her diary the 1999 Columbine School shootings as she planned to attack Danbury High School.

The Register Citizen reports that records show Natalie Carpenter wanted to take revenge for being bullied.

An arrest warrant unsealed Tuesday in Litchfield Superior Court says she tried to carry out her plan, including paperwork to obtain a firearm. The 18-year-old Carpenter and 19-year-old Peter Thulin, both of Torrington, are accused of plotting to shoot up the school.

Carpenter wrote that she wanted to “follow in the footsteps” of the Columbine killers.

She was arrested March 4 on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault.
Her mother said she was acting out while trying to cope with the deaths of two close friends.
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Information from: The Register Citizen, http://www.registercitizen.com

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