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Sat May 25, 2013, 09:03 PM

Ore. teen accused of planning to attack school

Source: AP

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon high school student is being charged with attempted murder after the authorities say he planned to attack his high school with bombs.

The student, 17-year-old Grant Acord, was taken to a juvenile jail Thursday night after police received a tip that the youth was making a bomb to blow up West Albany High School. Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson said late Saturday that authorities found six bombs in a secret compartment in the boy’s bedroom.

Haroldson said Acord had written plans and checklists, and his intent was “forged and inspired by the model of the Columbine shootings.” Haroldson said the teen is being charged as an adult.

Police found no bombs during a search of West Albany High, which about 75 miles south of Portland.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/26/ore_teen_accused_of_planning_to_attack_school/

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Reply Ore. teen accused of planning to attack school (Original post)
DonViejo May 2013 OP
geomon666 May 2013 #1
love_katz May 2013 #2
harmonicon May 2013 #11
ck4829 May 2013 #3
whistler162 May 2013 #13
marshall May 2013 #4
geomon666 May 2013 #6
FlynnArcher72 May 2013 #5
Yo_Mama May 2013 #7
FlynnArcher72 May 2013 #8
Yo_Mama May 2013 #9
davidpdx May 2013 #10
jessie04 May 2013 #12
In_The_Wind May 2013 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:12 AM

1. Where were the parents?

Glad they caught this kid before he could act on this but where were his parents on this? Didn't know about the pipe bombs and fucking napalm?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:28 AM

2. May kids like this...

always be cursed with 'loose lips', so they brag about it, and get caught.

Yikes...what is it with these '15 minutes of fame' nuts?

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Response to love_katz (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:11 PM

11. Well, you know children don't have fully-developed adult brains.

What's wrong with kids, I don't know, but it's not the same as adults. There are big differences.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:02 AM

3. All the people who wanted Kiera Wilmot expelled and charged need to look at this

This is what an actual attack on a student body or a plan to do so looks like.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2013, 01:01 PM

13. yup it is obvious.... because...

one is male and the other is female!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:53 AM

4. What is he being charged with?

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Can he be charged with thinking about something? Did he illegally obtain the materials he was using to construct bombs? It seems to me thathis lawyer could argue he was doing research or a science experiment. Or writing a book.

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Response to marshall (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:50 AM

6. The OP's article is severely lacking in detail.

HuffPo has more on it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/grant-acord-bomb_n_3337706.html

Basically, the kid already had bombs made and ready to go.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:04 AM

5. Interesting... no guns?

I am glad they discovered this kid's plan before he was able to go through with his plan. This raises a very interesting point, however. I am not a gun fan and do not own one as I have strong feelings about such weapons (instead I collect swords, knives, and archery equipment) but I believe in the second amendment. Every time there has been a mass killing, one of the big subjects that gets tossed around is gun control. I have always argued that if you take the guns away, a person inclined toward killing people will simply use some other means by which to do so. I see nothing in this report that states the kid was building up a collection of firearms and bullets to execute his plan. He schose to build bombs. Fortunately, this kid got caught.

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Response to FlynnArcher72 (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:05 AM

7. The worst US school mass murder involved bombs in 1927

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

This is why I think we need a focus on mental health. We must all be thankful that law enforcement prevented this incident, but if an individual is capable of forming the intent to commit a mass murder, we are not going to be able to prevent them all. Nor can we realistically control all the possible methods of destruction.

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:16 AM

8. Exactly!

You hit the nail right on the head! All that is accomplished by banning this weapon or that weapon is the treatment of the symptom and ignores the root cause. There is obviously something very wrong with the kids who choose such a course of action and the focus should be on treating the potential cases where the child could pose a risk to themselves and others. In schools, many "problem children" are dismissed as being disruptive and are processed through the organized way of doing things, which really does not help the child at all. Instead of speding billions of dollars on legislation for gun bans and wasting time debating gun control, our efforts and money would be better spent developing better security for our schools and provide better training for school staff on the best ways to help a distressed child. Money toward better understanding and prevention of childhood bullying, depression, family problems, substance abuse, and other psychological factors would go much farther in solving the problem than restricting guns and other weapons.

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Response to FlynnArcher72 (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:29 AM

9. And it would help many more kids

Because even if in acute distress, most kids won't decide to commit mass murder - but the rest of their lives may be deeply impacted in ways we could have prevented.

I also think that mental health treatment has shifted toward the pill-oriented approach, and in some cases teens especially can have viciously bad responses to psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive meds without counseling to detect problems may be causing some of these incidents as well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:40 PM

10. Thankfully they stopped him before he carried out his plan

The shooting at Clackamas Town Center last December could have been much worse had it not ended so quickly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:04 PM

12. What ? No nuke ?

 

nt

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Response to jessie04 (Reply #12)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:33 PM

14. Hey ~ jessie04

[img][/img] Maybe that was his next plan.

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