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Jared Cano arrested for planning attack on Freedom High School in Tampa, say police

Jared Michael Cano
WTSP
Jared Michael Cano
WTSP

(CBS/WTSP/AP) TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa police say they have stopped a planned attack on the first day of classes at a Tampa high school. Police Chief Jane Castor says Jared Cano, a 17-year-old expelled student, threatened to set off a bomb at Freedom High School. 

Authorities say Cano was planning to attack specific administrators and did not care if any students were injured as well, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.

Cano faces charges of threatening to throw or project objects of destruction, possession of bomb-making materials, and cultivating marijuana.

Police they found pipe bombs and a journal with minute-by-minute plans at Cano's house, reports the station.

Castor says they learned of the plot thanks to a tip. She does not believe anyone else was involved and says Cano's family has been cooperative.

Meanwhile, Cano was arrested Tuesday night and is in juvenile detention. The state attorney's office will determine if he will be charged as an adult.

Investigators say Cano has been in trouble with the law before, and was recently arrested for a burglary where a gun was stolen and possession of marijuana.