When he was 16 years old Joshua Hoggan planned to blow up his school. He worked, planned, looked over blueprints and visited Columbine High School to check out their security set-up.
He even spent several hours in a flight simulator so he could use a plane he planned to steal for an escape after the act.
Fortunately for everyone involved he was caught before he could pull off the act of domestic terrorism.
Now 18 years old and out of a juvenile detention center he’s running for mayor of Roy, Utah. Hoggan made the announcement in June but the primary election is tonight and Hoggan is on the ballot.
"People should trust me because I have proven one thing: That I am human," Hoggan said.
Appearing at a news conference to announce the decision Hoggan sounded like someone who is serious about his decision.
"I feel I've been rehabilitated by our justice system," Hoggan said. "What I did back at Roy High was a mistake, and I can readily admit that. It was a mistake, it was wrong, and it was not acceptable."
The question is, can he win? Current Roy Mayor Joe Ritchie has an opinion saying "I sure hope not."
Ritchie also questions the motivation. “I’m not so sure how sincere he is. I think he's in it for the notoriety."