Teens Obsessed With Columbine Sentenced To 40 Years For Planning To Blow Up School


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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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Two Atlanta-area teens obsessed with the 1999 Columbine High School shooting were both sentenced to 40 years Tuesday, 20 of which will be served in prison and 20 years on probation, for plotting to blow up their own high school.

Alfred Dupree, 19, and Victoria McCurley, 18, were arrested in October 2017 and pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit murder among other charges, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday. The two attended Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia, and were in custody since 2017.

The other 20 years would be served on probation, according to 11 Alive.

Investigators found journals with a “kill list” in Dupree’s home and explosives and weapons in McCurley’s house. Special education students and their teacher were reportedly the specific targets, AJC reported.

“I envision us moving into the 5,000 foot building from the East Wing, individually throwing down smoke bombs and picking people off as some of the smoke fills the halls, fills the air to begin throwing explosives off a crowd still in sight,” one passage from a journal read, according to AJC.

“We should think about setting up more bombs, though, I just want to kill as many people as I can,” another said. (RELATED: Teen ‘Infatuated’ With Columbine Shooting Likely Killed Herself Before Manhunt: Undersheriff)

While Dupree and McCurley had access to guns, Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds said the students were more likely to use a flammable device against school staff, AJC reported.

The sentencing comes as STEM School Highlands Ranch near Columbine experienced a shooting May 7.

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