Oregon teen arrested for massive high school bomb plot
Police say the next Columbine massacre was about to take place at a high school in Albany, Oregon, some 16 miles south of Portland.
Grant Acord, a 17-year-old student at West Albany High School, has been arrested after local authorities received a tip concerning a massive bomb plot.
The teen was allegedly in the advanced stages of carrying out the plot, reports CBS News. He even had a date picked out.
Police say they found at least a half dozen bombs hidden in the floorboards of Acord’s bedroom. Bombs and bomb materials include pipe bombs, Drano, napalm and Molotov cocktails.
Acord allegedly wanted to emulate the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students as well as a teacher and wounded 23 others before committing suicide.
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