As the day ends, here is some sad news. 17 year-old Derek Shrout plotted to kill at least 6 six students and a teacher at his High School.
According to WSFA, Shrout admitted to being a dedicated white supremacist and he may have also been a member of an organized Neo-Nazi group. Five of the six students that were named in his notebook were African-American.
“He has a lot of pent up anger towards blacks,” added the police chief.
WTVM interviewed fellow classmates who felt that the suspect’s behavior was different prior to his arrest.
“He was confident, well-rounded, but as time went by, he was doing the whole white power thing,” said senior class president, David Kelly, in an interview with WTVM. “In the hallway, at breakfast, at the lunch tables, after school where we have our bus parking lot, he’d have his big old group of friends and they’d go around doing the whole white power crazy stuff.”
Kelly also mentioned that Shrout would frequently give Nazi salutes to people at school.source