Texas Teen Arrested After Threatening Church With Columbine-Style Shooting

| by Emily Smith

Texas teen Nicholas Amrine was arrested and charged after he made threats to target his former church in a Columbine-style attack.

Amrine first aroused suspicions when an associate pastor at Convergence Church in Fort Worth, Texas, heard of a string of suspicious Facebook messages, reports KHOU.

The messages from Amrine warned specific individuals not to attend a church event, according to the arrest warrant. The event, known as Fuse, was for the youth ministry. The 19-year-old had reportedly been asked not to attend when officials decided he was too old and because of his “recent erratic behavior.”

Amrine apparently also texted a woman and revealed a plan to carry out a mass shooting of 13 people “like Columbine” on July 22, 2015.

In one Facebook post, Amrine can be seen holding a gun. In another post, he wrote an ominous warning.

"Next time you see me I will not hesitate about anything,” Amrine wrote. “It will be over in a flash, it will be over in a bang.”

Other photos on Armine’s Facebook page feature Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the Columbine High School shooters, who he hailed as heroes, reports Daily Mail.

“U [sic] may not even remember my name but u will remember my face,” Amrine wrote. “U say u love others but really u love only those who fit into your circle and u never talk to the misfits.”

Amrine was brought into custody in June and placed in a state hospital where he was arrested and charged. He was charged with making terroristic threats. He later posted bail and was released from jail. He expressed his regret for his threats. He noted that “negative music” was constantly flooding his mind.

Sources: Daily Mail, KHOU

Photo Credit: Fort Worth Police Dept., Facebook