Coral Springs High Student Plotted Mass Shooting


By: Sharon Aron Baron

A student who wrote about carrying out the largest mass killing in the country in a ten page manifesto was baker-acted today and his accomplice held in custody.

According to police, two females reported to School Resource Officer Jeff Heinrich at Coral Springs High School that a male student they knew saw Ryan Trollinger, 17, lift his shirt to display a gun to another person. The officer heard that Trollinger, who is not a student at the school, was on campus, and immediately detained him. Trollinger tried pulling away, and that is when the officer cuffed, searched, and recovered a loaded 9mm gun from his front waist band.

The school was placed on lockdown while officers searched for the other student that the girls gave them the description of who was an associate of Trollinger. This person, whose name cannot be released because he was baker acted, had a 10-page manifesto in his pocket at the time officers detained him depicting violence and shooting up the school in January 2017.  He told the officers that Trollinger stated “Today is the day, it’s going down.” 

Some excerpts from the the manifesto:

“I am still writing there is more stuff I want to talk about there are like four guns I want to carry out the attack – 2 automatic pistol, 2 light machine gun, 2 sniper rifle, to shoot people in class (and) on the street driving….  I want to be the worst school shooter in America if I do the attack.  I am still not 100% sure.  I want to do this – but I want to be the worst school shooting in America worst than Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook.” 

“I need to choose the date of the school shooting though I’m going to do it senior year.  I don’t know the date but it will happen I don’t know if I want to shoot up my school to be honest.”

Both Trollinger and the person are friends, however, the journal found on him today and the gun and threats made by Trollinger are separate incidents.   

Trollinger is being held on charges of possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a firearm by a minor and trespassing.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.


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  • deplorable

    I saw a dozen police cars go bombing down Sample road and was wondering what’s going on. It’s scary to think I have kids that will one day be in school with other kids who might just be planning crazy shit like this. NOW, lets look at what this idiot wrote. Automatic pistols? What the hell is that? Like so many idiots in government, this fool doesn’t know the difference between auto and semi auto. Which by the way, a six shooter revolver is a semi auto. I’m all for keeping our kids, MY KIDS safe. AND I believe an armed people is the best way to do that. Schools by the way, are already gun free zones. Light machine gun? Any idea how expensive it is just to get all the background checks and stamps needed to posses a machine gun. However a semi auto carbine (one bullet per trigger pull) might look to some like a full auto (one trigger pull many bullets) but that doesn’t make it a machine gun. So to conclude, I’m happy everything is safe, this kid should get more then 3 days baker act. If he’s not found to be crazy, then throw his ass in jail. If he is, then the psyche ward. BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, don’t make this about gun control for everyone else.

    • SkankHunt42✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      don’t forget the shoulder thing that goes up 😛

      my kids are in maplewood elementary now btw… scary shit

    • SkankHunt42✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      don’t forget the shoulder thing that goes up 😛

      my kids are in maplewood elementary now btw… scary stuff

    • golflover

      I think you just did.

    • lguystillfly

      Yep. Pretty sure you just did turn it into a “gun control issue”. Who cares if he doesn’t know the “proper terminology”? Really. Dude was planning mass murder.

  • Student

    Ryan was my friend, he really is a good kid he just doesn’t show it. He has been through a lot and been walked all over by many people. That’s no excuse for him coming to school with a gun and I know that but I know Ryan and he doesn’t have any intentions to make a school shooting happen. I left early 15 – 20 minutes before the code red and I was beyond scared for my friends when my mother informed me on the events happening at school. I turned around and passed the school and say police officers with rifles everywhere. It was scary to be honest but me and my friend thought nothing of it. Later on I went on twitter and saw my classmates making fun of the guy who brought the gun (Ryan). I couldn’t believe it was him and that he would do this but now I see his name and picture being posted everywhere and others making fun of him and it’s really sad. His parents are good people that go to church and they are nice people. To find out your child was to cause this has to be horrible. I’m glad everyone is safe and I hope that Ryan will be able to over look this situation and change for the better. As for the kid with the journal, I have an idea who he is but I don’t know his name (nor would I tell his name). But that’s really scary that he had a journal filed with this information. I am a student at Coral Springs High School and I am glad this happened because if not January would’ve been a disaster…

    • Concerned Citizen

      You sound like a very level-headed young adult. Glad the girls reported the gun-holder. I hope both boys receive (OBVIOUSLY NEEDED) mental health assistance.

      The worst thing we ever did—I went to Coconut Creek HS—-was buy cigarettes and wine at Big Minnie. My, how times have changed (and NOT all for the better!!).

  • golflover

    I think you just did.

  • Bill H

    I grew up in Tamarac, and resented the rich, stuck up kids at Taravella in the late 80s I went to school with. I fell in with the dirtbags and the subversives and was happy to remain in that crowd. I had several firearms at the time, and not once did I ever contemplate hurting or shooting anyone. I cannot imagine how sick these kids are, and what hell it took to get them there. Thank God they caught them.

  • kilroy

    I’m sure the media will make him out to be a ” right winger ” ….