Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 10:53 AM
OGDEN — One of the teens accused of planning to bomb Roy High School texted friends about the plans and the rage behind them.
The recipient of the texts alerted authorities, leading to the arrests Wednesday of Dallin Todd Morgan, 18, and Joshua Kyler Hoggan, 16.
Hoggan’s text messages included talk of setting off a bomb at a school assembly and an airplane getaway from Ogden Hinckely Airport.
"We aint gonna crash it, we’re just gonna kill and fly our way to a country that won’t send us back to the U.S.," according to the texts listed in a probable cause affidavit filed in Ogden 2nd District Court this morning.
"I’ve just been kinda planning my get back at the world thing and I figured if you had anyone you wanted revenge on, I could see if I have anything planned," he texted to another friend.
The affidavit was filed by Tyler Tomlinson, school resource officer at Roy High School.
Both Morgan and Hoggan admitted the plan to authorities, according to the affidavit.
Tomlinson quotes Hoggan as almost bragging to him about the plan. Hoggan was fascinated with the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in suburban Denver, even flying to Colorado and interviewing Columbine school principal on Dec. 12.
"Joshua told me that he was offended that he was compared to the Columbine killers," Tomlinson wrote in the probable cause statement.
"Joshua was offended by the fact that those killers only completed one percent of their plan and he was much more intelligent than that. Joshua explained to me that he could complete his plan due to how intelligent he is."
The Columbine principal confirmed Hoggan’s Dec. 12 visit, Tomlinson wrote.
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