An Alabama school bomb plot was foiled by police. On Jan. 7, USA Today reported that a 17-year-old boy was arrested after devices that were "ready to explode" were found in his home. The arrest was made after a teacher read a journal that was left in her class. On the inside pages, the planned attack was spelled out. The teen, describes himself as a "white supremacist" and had plans to harm many of his classmates at their school in Seale.
"Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said a search of the teenager's home on Friday turned up scores of tobacco cans and two large cans -- all with holes in them -- containing pellets. Although officers did not find any black powder, butane or fuses, Taylor said the devices were just 'a step or two away from being ready to explode,'" USA Today reports.
The Alabama school bomb plot was denied by the teen, but given what police found in his home, it is going to be hard for him to talk his way out of this. According to some of his school-mates, the teen had "a lot of pent up anger towards blacks." He was also known for giving the Nazi salute in school and being hyped by "white power."
The teen recently moved to Alabama from Kansas with his family. His family is a military family and either his mother, father, or both are stationed at Fort Benning. It is unknown if the teen's family condones his behavior or if they agree with his feelings.
The Alabama school bomb plot could have been carried out in days if the teacher who found the journal didn't take action.
© Effie Orfanides 2013