Man Accused of Planning Deadly Attacks

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( – Police in Florida pulled over a man during a traffic stop and found that he had allegedly been planning several mass shootings at a church, along with his high school and other locations in different states.

The 19-year-old man, Henry Horton IV, has now been charged by the Palm Beach County authorities for having written the threats to kill. A note was discovered by one of the Jupiter police officers during the traffic stop on Sept. 18. According to reports, the handwritten note included details of a deadly plan that Horton wanted to carry out.

On the evening of Sept. 18, Horton was pulled over after the police spotted his vehicle driving with a broken headlight. Following the man’s consent to have his vehicle searched, the police found a number of handwritten notes that included his plans for the mass attacks. The papers also contained information about purchasing guns and firearms.

The officer who spoke with Horton revealed that the man had told him about his plan to kill the Okeechobee High School administrator. This was the high school that the man had graduated from a year earlier.

In the affidavit released, it is noted that the planned attacks were going to take place on January 2, 2026, which is when Horton will turn 22. He allegedly had plans outlined to kill the administrator along with 14 other people at his former school. Police also found plans on his phone and Discord account to murder his stepmother and carry out attacks in other states. He also allegedly intended to build a bomb.

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