'Columbine-Style' Plot Thwarted in Oregon, Teen to be Charged as Adult


An Oregon 17-year-old is expected to be charged as an adult after law enforcement said the boy intended to blow up his school in a plot "forged and inspired by the model of the Columbine shootings."

The Associated Press and KOIN-TV report that 17-year-old Grant Acord is being held in a juvenile jail after allegedly threatening to blow up West Albany High School in Oregon's Willamette Valley, about 75 miles south of Portland. Police said Acord had written plans and a specific timeline for the would-be bombing. When they searched the boy's home, law enforcement said they found six bombs under a floorboard. Included were pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, a bomb made of Drano and still another bomb made of napalm. No bombs were found at the school.

The teen is due to be arraigned on May 28, when he is expected to be charged as an adult on a charge of attempted aggravated murder and six counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device.