Teen Plots to Hijack an Airplane

Kids these days. This one, a 16 year-old, carried handcuffs, rope, and duct tape onto a plane going from California to Nashville. He must have done something suspicious because he was arrested as soon as the plane landed.

The teen is in custody at Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center, where he faced state charges, but Bolds did not comment on what the charges were. He said he expects federal charges to come.Bolds dismissed earlier broadcast reports that the teen was planning to crash the plane into a “Hannah Montana” concert in Lafayette, La.

Bolds said it has not been determined if the boy was trying to crash the plane. He said authorities searched the teen’s home in California and found a mock cockpit.

Apparently, he confessed to planning to hijack the plane once he was in custody. An earlier story said that his parents had no idea that he was flying to Nashville. How would you like to get that phone call? “Ma’am, this is the FBI. I have your son in custody. In Tennessee.” The FBI spokesman says that the 16 year-old is suicidal. Hmmm, parents these days.

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~ by Gabriel Malor on January 25, 2008.

 
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