Man gets 7 years in plot to shoot up Connecticut schools

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is headed to prison for his role in a 2014 plot to shoot and blow up two high schools.

The Republican-American reports that 21-year-old Peter Thulin of Torrington was sentenced Tuesday in Litchfield to seven years in prison.

Authorities say Thulin teamed up with then-18-year-old Natalie Carpenter. The pair was living at a group home when another resident learned of their plan and notified the authorities.

Prosecutors say both Thulin and Carpenter plotted to buy guns and blow up schools in Danbury and Stratford. Police say Carpenter told them she had been bullied.

Police said they wanted to copy the 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Colorado.

Thulin didn’t contest the charges. Carpenter pleaded guilty earlier this year. She received a 7-year sentence.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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