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Ore. teen accused of planning to bomb school

May 26, 2013 by

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — A U.S. teenager is being charged with attempted murder after the authorities say he planned to attack his high school with bombs.

The student, 17-year-old Grant Acord, was taken to a juvenile jail Thursday night after police received a tip that the youth was making a bomb to blow up West Albany High School in Oregon state.

Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson said late Saturday that authorities found six bombs in a secret compartment in the boy’s bedroom.

Haroldson said Acord had written plans and checklists, and his intent was “forged and inspired” by a 1999 mass shooting at a high school in Columbine, Colorado.

Haroldson said the teen is being charged as an adult.

Police found no bombs during a search of West Albany High.

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