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Cops: Pa. girl wanted to be "the first female school shooter"

RADNOR, Pa. - Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a high school girl has been arrested in connection with alleged threats against a teacher and fellow students.

Superintendent William Colarulo of the Radnor Township police department said the 17-year-old Radnor High senior was fascinated by the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

He told reporters Monday that the student wrote in her journal that she wanted to be "the first female shooter" and wanted to "blow up the cafeteria, shoot everyone in classrooms."

CBS Philly reports police say a teacher at the high school spotted the threats in the girl's notebook Monday morning. The girl was reportedly immediately taken from the school to the police station.

Colarulo said the girl, who wasn't identified, has a history of treatment for psychological issues. He said she faces charges as a juvenile of making terroristic threats.

The superintendent said the girl's parents are cooperating with police. Authorities said no weapons were found at the school or the girl's home.

CNN reported in 2012 that there have been only two female school shooters. In 1979, Brenda Spencer, who was 16 at the time, opened fire on an elementary school across from her San Diego, Calif. home, killing the school principal and a janitor. In 1985, 14-year-old Heather Smith shot her ex-boyfriend and another boy at her Washington State high school before committing suicide.

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