Officials said Akram Musleh, 18, attempted to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York, where they say he planned to fly to Morocco on his way to territory controlled by ISIS. Court documents say he then planned to join the group.
Not to worry, he first came to the attention of the FBI in 2013 when he was charmingly posting ISIS videos to YouTube:
The FBI discovered after finding the videos that Musleh was a student at Brownsburg High School. The FBI met with school officials and Musleh at the school on December 11, 2013. He told them that a close family member introduced him to such videos, which he would watch at home, according to court documents. He said he used the videos to "further his understanding of the history of Islam."
Court documents show the school and the FBI took steps to dissuade Musleh from engaging in radical extremism.
Apparently the talkin' to along the lines of "ISIS is bad, m'kay?" worked really, really well.
After the meeting and conversation he went off and purchased an ISIS flag and then photographed himself with it in 2015.
Then he started perusing the list of potential terrorist targets in Indiana and followed it up with looking for methods to
peacefully understand Islam manufacture bombs, and he starts chatting with ISIS online, including receiving a rather interestingly, in light of recent events, suggestion that he perform a terrorist attack in Florida.
So yeah, the whole interview and dissuade approach apparently didn't take, much to everyone's surprise. Darn Hoosiers.