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BY CHARESSE JAMES
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY



An Alabama teenager is behind bars Monday after his plan to bomb his high school was discovered by his teacher.

NBC: “The teacher tipped off police after finding 17-year-old Derek Shrout’s journal in the classroom. And officials say they found improvised explosives made of  tobacco tins.”

Police say Shrout is a self-proclaimed white supremacist. According to authorities, if the journal had not been left in plain sight, it may have been too late to stop his plans.

WTVM: “The journal contained several plans that looked like potential terrorist attacks, and attacks of violence and danger on the school.  In particular, there were six students specifically named, and one teacher.”

According to WRBL, during interrogation, Shrout claimed the journal was fictitious, but with his parent’s consent, they searched his home where they found and confiscated the makeshift bombs. Upon further investigation, authorities believe he may have been attempting copycat violence.

Reporter - “Sheriff Taylor says the journal entries appear to start Dec. 17th, just three days after the Newtown shootings. He says the incident probably inspired Shrout to take action.”
Sheriff - "That was potentially the spark that started him writing things down in a plan."

Shrout is being tried as an adult for a Class B felony and faces two to 20 years in prison. WRBL reports investigators say Shrout admitted to learning how to make the bombs by researching it on the Internet.

Alabama Teen Arrested in School Bomb Plot

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Jan 7, 2013

Alabama Teen Arrested in School Bomb Plot

(Image Source: NBC News)

 

BY CHARESSE JAMES
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY



An Alabama teenager is behind bars Monday after his plan to bomb his high school was discovered by his teacher.

NBC: “The teacher tipped off police after finding 17-year-old Derek Shrout’s journal in the classroom. And officials say they found improvised explosives made of  tobacco tins.”

Police say Shrout is a self-proclaimed white supremacist. According to authorities, if the journal had not been left in plain sight, it may have been too late to stop his plans.

WTVM: “The journal contained several plans that looked like potential terrorist attacks, and attacks of violence and danger on the school.  In particular, there were six students specifically named, and one teacher.”

According to WRBL, during interrogation, Shrout claimed the journal was fictitious, but with his parent’s consent, they searched his home where they found and confiscated the makeshift bombs. Upon further investigation, authorities believe he may have been attempting copycat violence.

Reporter - “Sheriff Taylor says the journal entries appear to start Dec. 17th, just three days after the Newtown shootings. He says the incident probably inspired Shrout to take action.”
Sheriff - "That was potentially the spark that started him writing things down in a plan."

Shrout is being tried as an adult for a Class B felony and faces two to 20 years in prison. WRBL reports investigators say Shrout admitted to learning how to make the bombs by researching it on the Internet.

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