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Maryland High School Student Aborts School Shooting Plans After Drinking Too Much Whiskey Before Class

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This is not a funny story, nor am I attempting to turn it into humor. It is, however, an incredibly interesting string of events. In this case, alcohol undoubtedly saved the lives of countless people.

A 16-year-old high school student from Monkton, Md., had made big plans that included killing his parents, fellow students, teachers, and even a police officer at George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. Everything was set to go down on Halloween. Instead, the boy became too intoxicated to function and aborted his plans.

According to police, if he had not drunk a shitload of whiskey before class on Oct. 31, an incredible tragedy would have occurred at his school.

From Baltimore Sun:

Sash Alexander Nemphos wrote in his journal that he planned to kill his parents, as well as students, teachers and a police officer at the Towson school, the documents state.

Nemphos told police that he wanted to bomb the school, according to the documents, and two homemade explosives were discovered behind the teen’s bedroom dresser.

He said he meant to go through with his plan on Halloween and took the .38-caliber revolver in his backpack but forgot the explosives. He said he drank whiskey before classes that day and was too intoxicated to go through with the attack, according to the court documents.

He said he had intended to try again Monday.

Police only became aware of the plot after the teen was busted drunkenly attempting to burglarize cars at a local restaurant. The teen’s description was corroborated by a nearby convenience store worker who told investigating officers Nemphos often attempted to illegally purchase cigarettes at the store. The employee gave police the teen’s license plate information and he was tracked to his father’s house, where his dad told police a handgun had been stolen from his business several months prior.

The teen, who was intoxicated at the time of his questioning, admitted to police that he had burglarized the cars, stolen the gun, and had planned on a massive killing spree.

Nemphos is being charged as an adult.

[via Baltimore Sun]

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Bogey Wells

Bogey Wells is a Senior Freelance Writer for TFM News and a former summer pledge intern at TFMHQ. His Spotify playlists are pure garbage. Email:

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