Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

Utah teen charged in bomb plot now running for mayor

Joshua Hoggan, 18, says he recognizes what he did was wrong, but insists he never had any explosives or intent to actually bomb his high school.





teen mayor: Joshua Kyler Hoggan, 16, right, walks out of the 2nd District Juvenile Court in Ogden with his mother, Janice Hoggan in 2011.
teen mayor: Joshua Kyler Hoggan, 16, right, walks out of the 2nd District Juvenile Court in Ogden with his mother, Janice Hoggan in 2011.
SALT LAKE CITY — A teenager running for mayor in a small Utah city says he never intended to go through with the Columbine-inspired plot to blow up his high school that landed him in juvenile detention.

The 18-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan told The Associated Press in an email that he recognizes what he did was wrong. But, he insists that he never had any explosives or intent to bomb the school.

Hoggan served six months in juvenile detention after pleading guilty in 2012 to possession of a weapon of mass destruction. He says he's rehabilitated and ready to lead the city of Roy north of Salt Lake City.

He faces off in Tuesday's primary against current Mayor Joe Ritchie and Councilman Willard Cragun. Two of the three will advance to the general election.

Tags : , ,

Share

Social

The idea behind the text.
Respect for the truth is almost the basis of all morality.
Nothing can come from nothing.



Follow

Popular Topics

Read

Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show's called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they're going to make more shows.

Like you, I used to think the world was this great place where everybody lived by the same standards I did, then some kid with a nail showed me I was living in his world, a world where chaos rules not order, a world where righteousness is not rewarded. That's Cesar's world, and if you're not willing to play by his rules, then you're gonna have to pay the price.

You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don't know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide... and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I'm breaking now. We said we'd say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn't. Nature is lethal but it doesn't hold a candle to man.

You see? It's curious. Ted did figure it out - time travel. And when we get back, we gonna tell everyone. How it's possible, how it's done, what the dangers are. But then why fifty years in the future when the spacecraft encounters a black hole does the computer call it an 'unknown entry event'? Why don't they know? If they don't know, that means we never told anyone. And if we never told anyone it means we never made it back. Hence we die down here. Just as a matter of deductive logic.