DANBURY, Conn. -- Court records revealed that a Torrington woman arrested last month was plotting to carry out a Columbine-style shooting at Danbury High School to get back at people she felt bullied her, according to the Torrington Register Citizen.
Natalie Carpenter, 18, divulged in her diary that she and her accomplice, 19-year-old Peter Thulin planned a shooting similar to Columbine in which Carpenter would exact revenge by shooting students at Danbury High before committing suicide, the Register Citizen reported.
Carpenter sang the praises of Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, calling them her "heroes." Carpenter also mentioned Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza but said he killed innocent children, the Register Citizen said.
The plan was discovered by authorities when one of patients from Hope House, a psychiatric facility Carpenter attended, told employees of her plan. Carpenter was charged with attempt to commit first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit assault and is being held at Niantic Correctional Institute, according to the Register Citizen.
It is unclear why Danbury would have been Carpenter's target, as she has no ties to the district. Carpenter was a student in Stratford schools and those familiar with her said she was bullied and isolated from her peers, the Register Citizen said.
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