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Man arrested after threat to stab elementary school kids because of their ‘obnoxious pride in US’ 

Andrew Ivan Aman, 22, reportedly planned to ‘stab as many children as possible’ at the Bellamy Elementary School in Tampa, Florida

A Florida man is accused of threatening to murder children at an elementary school because of their ‘obnoxious pride in America’ and his apparent hatred for the country.

Andrew Ivan Aman, 22, reportedly planned to ‘stab as many children as possible’ at the Bellamy Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, after objecting to the educational facility’s red, white, and blue color scheme.

Aman, with a kitchen knife hidden in a handbag, was also intending on stabbing any adults who got in the way of his sickening rampage, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 22-year-old, who has a history of several mental disorders, apparently decided to target the school because he despises the US and the school’s ‘obnoxious’ national pride, citing ‘the large American flag mural on the building’s exterior’.

The 22-year-old, who has a history of several mental disorders, apparently decided to target the school because he despises the US and the school’s ‘obnoxious' national pride, citing ‘the large American flag mural on the building’s exterior’

Andrew Aman

The 22-year-old, who has a history of several mental disorders, apparently decided to target the school because he despises the US and the school’s ‘obnoxious’ national pride, citing ‘the large American flag mural on the building’s exterior’

The school's exterior is draped in the red, white, and blue colors of the US flag

The school’s exterior is draped in the red, white, and blue colors of the US flag

According to his Facebook page, Aman’s is originally from Abakanets, Russia. It’s unclear how long he’s been living in the United States.

Aman’s plan was only stopped by a chance encounter with his roommate while en-route to the school.

The accused reportedly confessed the plot to his roommate, who then, in turn, alerted authorities and kept Aman distracted until they could arrive.

The anonymous informant is also said to have convinced Aman not to carry out the heinous scheme, police said.

He was apprehended soon after the emergency call and taken into custody. No firearms were discovered in a later search of his home.

According to his Facebook page, Aman’s is originally from Abakanets, Russia. It’s unclear how long he’s been living in the United States.

Aman, who once attended Blake Performing Arts School, has since been sectioned for mental health evaluation under the Baker Act

According to his Facebook page, Aman’s is originally from Abakanets, Russia. It’s unclear how long he’s been living in the United States. Aman, who once attended Blake Performing Arts School (seen dancing right), has since been sectioned for mental health evaluation under the Baker Act

The elementary school was also named in honor of Francis Bellamy, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1882. Bellamy also lived in Tampa for seven years

The elementary school was also named in honor of Francis Bellamy, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1882. Bellamy also lived in Tampa for seven years

Aman, who once attended Blake Performing Arts School, has since been sectioned for mental health evaluation under the Baker Act.

A post on his Facebook page, dated August 2017, said: ‘Patriotism is not defined by the love you have for your “country”. Tis the respect and natural humility you have for the earth and society around us whether that be in our neighborhood or statewide, so yes I can say I am a patriot of god.’

In a memo warning deputies about the alleged threat, authorities said, ‘Law enforcement should use extreme caution in dealing with [the subject.]’

Crystal Clark, chief communications officer for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

‘An investigation is ongoing and charges could follow,’ Clark revealed. ‘However, there is currently no safety threat for students, parents or staff of Bellamy Elementary.’

The elementary school was named in honor of Francis Bellamy, FOX13 reported, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in 1882. Bellamy also lived in Tampa for seven years. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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