The 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Horry County released a confession video from Christian Helms that was made just hours before the incident at Socastee High School.
In addition to the confession tape, Helms' personal journal goes into detail about what he planned to do, how he planned to do it, and how he wanted to be remembered after his death. Throughout the journal he talked about his fascination with the Columbine High School shooters and how he planned to follow their lead.
In the video Helms mentions killing the school resource officer at Socastee High School and the pipe bombs he had prepared. Helms also talks about his final arrangements after his death and how he didn't want to be remembered for anything negative.
The items, used as evidence in the case, were released to the media through the Freedom of Information act. WMBF News has the full story including the video and entries from Helms journal that pertain to the incident. Read and see more here.