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Alabama Teen Caught Plotting To Detonate Homemade Bomb At School

Alabama Teen Caught Plotting To Detonate Homemade Bomb At School
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If an attentive teacher had not found a personal journal left by a student inside a classroom, an Alabama high school could’ve played host to the latest school tragedy, as a 17-year-old student planned to detonate a bomb at school.

According to Larry Gierer of the Ledger Enquirer, 17-year-old Derek Shrout, of Russel County, Ala., allegedly plotted to detonate a homemade bomb at school, targeting at least six students and a teacher.

Luckily, one of Shrout’s teachers found his journal, which contained what she thought to be “terroristic threats.”

The teacher contacted authorities, including local County Sheriff Heath Taylor.

In a search conducted of Shrout’s home on Friday, a couple dozen small tobacco cans and two large cans were discovered, all with holes drilled in them and containing pellets.

Shrout was short a couple of ingredients from completing the bomb, such as black powder, butane, and fuses.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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Jordan Shepherd comes from a strong writing background, originally residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now living in New York City, his life experiences from backpacking across Europe to deep sea diving and nearly losing his life to a Great White Shark, Jordan Shepherd has a lot to say, and never pulls any punches.


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