Jared Cano, Tampa teen plotting to bomb high school, set to be sentenced
Back in August of 2011, Jared Cano, a Tampa teenager, was arrested after making videos detailing how he planned on bombing his high school, killing both students and teachers.
Now a judge will decide on Wednesday the future of the New Tampa teen, weighing whether Cano will be tried as an adult or as a juvenile.
UPDATE: Jared Cano was sentenced as an adult Wednesday, read more details HERE
The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office has said it wants Cano sentenced as an adult, which could mean Cano could serve a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
Then 17, Cano was caught by authorities after creating four cellphone videos in which he explains in great details how he would carry out his plans.
“For those of you retards who don’t know who I am, I’m the Freedom High School shooter in Tampa, Florida. Well I will be in a couple months,” Cano reportedly says on the video. “My plan is to set a bomb here at point A, here at point B, point C and point D. Then I got to get to the side entrance of the school by 7:24. The bombs blow at 7:26.”
“So, basically my plan is to set a bomb here at point A, here at point B, point C, and point D,” Cano repeated in another video, “Come through the door and shoot everybody right at the front desk.”
Cano’s attorney has always maintained Cano’s actions were mere fantasy and that his client would never go through with any of his plans.
“This young man had no ability to carry out anything,” said Norman S. Cannella, Sr, his attorney. “There was absolutely nothing in that young man’s possession that could have exploded.”
If sentenced as a juvenile, Cano would be held atleast until he turns 22-years-old.
Cano pleaded no contest back in October to the charges he faced.