A Hitler teen fanatic in France was arrested on Saturday for planning to attack a high school and a mosque. A daily said a 19-year-old, called Simon, had planned the attack on the high school where he was studying and a mosque nearby in the Seine-Maritime region in the northwest of the country.
The boy was detained a few days ago by the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) and brought before an anti-terrorism judge on October 1. Local papers say that Simon had planned the attack for April 20, which coincides with Hitler’s birthday, and just before the second phase of presidential elections in France.
As per the reports he possessed 20 knives, about three guns and had 20 notebooks named after Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle), at the boy’s house.
The boy described himself as “an extremist who favoured Hitler’s political line” in the notes.
The boy had planned a much bigger attack than the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton in the US state of Colorado on April 20, 1999, which killed 13 people.
As per the media, the boy plotted the attack as he was repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed by his classmates at a young age, and he had a list of 30 people as targets.
The boy also accused the government of not fighting “radical Islam” adequately in his plea to police, said the report.