Teen accused of plotting school massacre arrives at adult jail in Tampa

Prosecutors decide to charge Jared Cano as adult

TAMPA - The teenager accused of plotting to blow up his former high school moved to a new jail Thursday after prosecutors decided they will try him as an adult.

Jared Cano has been locked in a juvenile detention center since his arrest August 16 on charges that he had a detailed plan to blow up Freedom High School on the first day. Cano attended the school before getting expelled.

The 17-year-old arrived at the adult jail Thursday afternoon wearing an Ohio State football jersey and appearing confident and comfortable. He swore at the media as officers escorted him in.

At one point during the booking process, Cano was even seen laughing.

The move to the new jail comes just a few hours after the Tampa City Council honored the police officers who foiled what could have been a horrifying attack.

"A lot of time, we get tips and you really can't corroborate it, don't have probable cause to do something, but here, everything fell in order the way it was supposed to fall and it allowed us to do enforcement work at a quick pace," said Major John Newman with the Tampa Police Department during a press conference Thursday morning.

If prosecutors chose to try Cano through the juvenile court, he could have been free by the time he's 21-years-old.

If Cano is convicted as an adult, he faces 35 years in prison.

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