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This image provided by the Orange County District Attorney's Office shows a booking photo of Rainer Reinscheid.

Prof planned to shoot 200 high school students, prosecutors say

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A professor arrested on arson charges wrote in emails he was thinking about getting a dozen machine guns and shooting at least 200 students at the California high school attended by his late son.

Prosecutors said Rainer Reinscheid was upset after his son killed himself in March shortly after the boy was disciplined by officials at University High School in Irvine.

Copies of emails filed in Orange County Superior Court show Reinscheid also wrote he wanted to shoot administrators at the high school before killing himself.

The emails were filed by prosecutors to get Reinscheid held without bail. Reinscheid is being held on arson charges related to a series of small fires in July.

It wasn’t immediately clear how far along Reinscheid was in the alleged plot.

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