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Lorena High School student that planned 'Columbine-style' attack now charged with bestiality

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 19:37:53-04

A Lorena ISD student that was arrested last month for a planned Columbine-style attack has been charged with bestiality.

Daniel Dakota Weber, 17, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 23, under a terroristic threat charge. Weber was additionally charged with bestiality on Wednesday, Oct. 13, according to McLennan County Jail records.

Officers located video evidence of the charge on Weber's phone that was acquired by a search warrant, according to an affidavit. The videos were self-recorded and the offense occurred at New Road Inn, at the 4000 block of South I-35, where his parents currently reside. The offense occurred on Monday, Sept. 6, according to the affidavit.

According to an affidavit, the canine showed in the videos did belong to Weber's immediate family.

In September, Weber made threats over social media to terrorize Lorena High School "till that school is a pile of bricks and dead [bodies]," according to the affidavit. The suspect told police he made the threat on Instagram in hopes that school would be canceled on Friday, Sept. 24, according to Chief Dickson.

Weber's bond was increased by $5,000, he now remains in McLennan County jail with a bond set at $15,000.