US teenager accused of planning to bomb school
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A US teenager who intended to blow up his school will be charged with attempted aggravated murder after six bombs were found in his bedroom, a prosecutor said late Saturday.
Grant Acord, 17, planned to attack his school in Oregon in a plot "forged and inspired" by a 1999 mass shooting at a high school in Columbine, Colorado, said Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson.
Acord will be charged as an adult and also faces six counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device after investigators found the six bombs in a secret compartment in his bedroom, Mr Haroldson said.
Acord was taken to a juvenile jail on Thursday night after police received a tip that the youth was making a bomb to blow up West Albany High School.