Posted 9:46 AM 5/28/2013 : VIDEO: Oregon teen accused in foiled bomb plot to appear in court
OREGON - An Oregon teen accused of planning to bomb his high school is expected to be in court Tuesday.
He'll be charged as an adult with attempted murder.
Police say 17 year-old Grant Acord planned and was prepared to carry out a coordinated bomb and gun attack against his school.
This is a case of a planned assault on a target rich environment, and that target rich environment is the West Albany High School
Hidden in a secret compartment under the floorboards of his mother's house, police say they found 6 explosive devices including a napalm bomb, pipe bombs, bombs made from Drano and Molotov cocktails.
"Me and my friend we're like in shock. Like how could someone even think of this. That wouldn't even cross our minds."
Acord will be charged with, among other things, manufacturing and possessing of destructive devices, unlawful possession of a deadly weapon and attempted aggravated murder.
Authorities laid out their theory.
In this case, we would be relying upon evidence of plan, in other words, what is the intent? Diagrams, checklists - a plan to use explosive devices and firearms to carry out a plan specifically modeled after the Columbine shootings.
That's the 1999 attack in Columbine, Colorado carried out by seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who used bombs and several powerful guns against students and teachers killing 13 and wounding 21.
Authorities are not yet saying how far along Acord was in his planning. Neighbors say Acord was a quiet teen and doesn't fit the bill of a killer.
"You just don't think that's gonna happen in your neighborhood and especially by such a quiet young man.
Authorities say the 17 year old will be charged as an adult."
The other thing authorities want to assure people of is that the school itself is safe, they say they have checked it and rechecked it and it is safe to reopen.
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