Professor Suspected of Plotting School Massacre Convicted of Arson


SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — A UC Irvine professor was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and four months in state prison for setting fires on a high school campus, the home of a school administrator and at a local park in what prosecutors claimed was part of an elaborate plot to kill students and administrators at his son’s school after the boy committed suicide.

Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, 48, pleaded guilty in July to setting two fires at Irvine’s University High School, three at the home of assistant principal Michael Georgino in Costa Mesa and three at Mason Park in Irvine where his 14-year-old son Claas Stubbe killed himself.

“Based on the location and nature of the arsons, we believe Reinscheid was specifically targeting the people and places he believed were related to his son’s discipline,” Orange County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Farrah Emami said.

Reinscheid was arrested July 24, 2012…

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