Alleged University of Central Florida Massacre Thwarted

Police say guns and explosives found in a dorm room were part of an apparent shooting plan.
2:05 | 03/19/13

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Frightening and potentially deadly plot foiled at the University of Central Florida police revealing that guns and explosives were found that a student's dorm room. All part of an apparent plan to stage a -- -- campus shooting ABC's Pierre Thomas is in Washington and has the latest for us good morning Pierre. Good morning Robin today those students are breathing a sigh of relief they know they narrowly averted a nightmare. Police say it was supposed to be a massacre. Perhaps on the scale of Virginia Tech in 2007. James Oliver C bitumen was planning to kill his fellow students. Anybody armed with this type of with this type a weapon. And ammunition it -- heard a lot of people here particularly in a crowded area as people were evacuated it could've been a very bad day. Authorities say just after midnight Monday -- curable and pulled the fire alarm apparently took blessed the students out for slaughter. The suspects roommate called 911 after -- -- Fuhrman allegedly pointed a gun at him. A -- -- Connie spoke to the campus newspaper. Police responded within minutes when the gunman police believe it took his own life -- is left behind was chilling. We -- some notes and some writings that indicated that this was a planned attack police also discovered a 22 caliber assault rifle. And a 45 caliber pistol and sources tell us -- -- hundreds of rounds of ammunition. And high capacity magazines. Including a drum magazine similar to the -- used in the Colorado theater mass shooting last summer. This morning fellow students are shocked. -- -- The suspect is 830 year old business major who was not enrolled. In spring classes he was in the process of being removed from campus housing. His motive still unclear Robin.

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