Jeff Weise, the 16 year-old Red Lake Reservation, MN youth responsible for Mondays deadly mass murder, seemed to model himself after the Columbine killers, said students who knew the boy from school. Like Klebold and Harris, Weise frequently wore combat boots with red laces - an allusion to blood.
Though some said they thought Weise seemed suicidal and that he had once stated, "That would be cool if I shot up the school," those who knew Weise dismissed the comment as just talk.
Minneapolis TV station WCCO-TV reported that Weise was obsessed with the obscure horror-core rapper Mars, particularly his song "Go Suicidal," which features the lyrics "no more pain, no more suffering, the dead ain't feeling nothing ... just put that pistol to your chin."
In addition to violent drawings reported by other students, Weise created a violent, blood-soaked Flash animated video that included an animated character shooting four people and blowing up a police car before committing suicide.