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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