OR Student, 17, Arrested in Plan to Bomb School in Columbine-Like Attack


A 17-year-old student is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Oregon on charges of planning to detonate bombs at West Albany High School in a plan inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, reports The Oregonian. Grant Alan Acord was arrested Thursday night on two counts of possession of a destructive device and two counts of manufacture of a destructive device after police got a tip, said Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson.

Juvenile defendants over 15 years old charged with attempted aggravated murder must stand trial in adult court. Evidence suggests Acord had concocted a very deliberate plot that included a timeline and a checklist, according to Haroldson. Authorities had recovered at least six bombs they suspect Acord created, including pipe bombs, a napalm bomb, Molotov cocktails. and a bomb made with drain cleaner. The bombs had been hidden in a secret compartment within the floorboards of his bedroom at his mother's house, Haroldson said.

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