Fireworks and stump blasting were two excuses given by his father. They don’t live in a rural area, I can’t imagine stump blasting was much of a past time. Or very legal in itself. And stump blasting is a lot closer to bomb building than model rockets.
While it looks like he was also involved in making model rockets, the same chemicals can be used to concoct a bomb. This kid “had been arrested previously for making and selling napalm”. I’ve never seen a napalm powered model rocket.
Also, found in his room “more than 15 kilograms of potassium nitrate, fuses, tubing and a case of lighter fluid”. Ammonium nitrate and fuel oil makes a dandy bomb. I wonder what potassium nitrate and lighter fluid would make? Rocket engines?
It’s a crime to call in a bomb threat to a school, even if you have nothing to use but a quarter and a pay phone. If you write a bomb threat on the wall of a school and have a past record of making napalm and have bomb building materials in your possesion, it’s going to be hard to explain.
By the time the “actual fucking evidence of a crime” that Harris and Klebold commited had presented itself, 15 people were dead. There was so much Monday morning quarterbacking on that one. Why didn’t anybody see any signs? Why didn’t anybody realize that something was going to happen? Why didn’t anybody DO anything?
So you are saying we need to wait until the bomb actually goes off before making a big deal over this incident. Fine by me.