According to KTLA.com, Reinscheid’s crimes allegedly began back in March when his 14-year-old son, who attended University High School in Irving, was disciplined at school after he was caught stealing from University’s parent run store. A short time after he was disciplined, Reinsheid’s son was found dead in Mason Park Preserve after commiting suicide. According to many OCRegister.com readers, Reinscheid’s son had been a vicitm of bullying while in high school. However, there has been no evidence found to prove that he had been a victim of bullying.
Reinscheid is charged with setting five fires on University High School’s campus, Mason Park Preserver, and at a school administrator’s home. A spokeswoman for University High School, Farrah Emami, spoke out about the arson’s stating:
“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.”
While the authorities were investigating the fires, detectives discovered a number of disturbing emails on Reinscheid’s cell phone. According to prosecutors, Reinscheid sent e-mails to his wife and one to himself in April of 2012. These emails describe in detail Reinscheid’s plan to burn down University High School, commit sexual assaults, purchase firearms and murder school officials, and then kill himself afterwards.
Rienscheid was arrested on July 24th at around 1 a.m. at the Mason Park Reserve, says Huffington Post.He immediately turned around posted a $50,000 bail and was released.
If convicted, Reinscheid faces a maximum of 12 years and 8 months in prison.