School shooting plot suspect kept journal of plans


February 22, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school wrote in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had "big plans" to kill as many as he could.

Jack Sawyer, 18, had recently returned to Vermont from a Maine treatment center for troubled teens. In his journal acquired by the Rutland Herald, he listed the guns and ammunition needed and his recurring plot to shoot up Fair Haven Union High School.

The Poultney, Vermont, teen also wrote of his mental health struggles, suicidal thoughts and appreciation and love for his family.


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