Teen Arrested for Columbine-Like Plot Had 6 Bombs Hidden in His Bedroom

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west albany high schoolA 17-year-old Oregon teen was arrested after police found at least six bombs he was planning to use in a Columbine-style attack at his school -- West Albany High school. Grant Alan Accord will be tried as an adult with two counts each of possession of and manufacture of a destructive device.

Beyond the methodical and heinous nature of this kid's planning and thinking, I can't get over the fact that he was making and hiding BOMBS IN HIS BEDROOM. And we're not talking little bitty science project explosives. The police say they found pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, and a napalm bomb hidden in a secret compartment beneath the floorboards of his room at his mom's house. 

Mind blown!

It's unclear exactly what information led police to Acord's stash of bombs but thank God they got there when they did. No doubt school administrators, teachers, students, and their families are gasping a huge sigh of relief (but still losing a lot of sleep) over how close they came to mayhem on their lives.

Can you believe how dangerous a single teen on a mission can be?


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nonmember avatar Jess

But clearly, guns are the problem.

This isn't normal behavior. Either this kid has a serious mental disorder or was abused by someone at that school. Either way, I think it'd be good for all middle and high school students to see a psychiatrist. Maybe something like one mandatory visit per semester? The money spent on metal detectors and cops could be better spent preventing violence in the first place- and helping those who turn anger inwards.

Alynn74 Alynn74

They caught him because a friend turned him in. The reason the friend turned him in was because the day before, someone had called in 2 bomb threats to two different elementary schools in Albany. The friend, from what I understand, thought it was his doing and was afraid that the next called in threat would be for real. It actaully turned out to be some psycho lady calling in the threats.

So grateful that friend did what he did-he saved alot of lives.

nonmember avatar lisakphillips

@Jess - So you think gun control violates you rights, but you're fine with mandating psychiatric visits for every student...typical one issue redneck.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

If it wasn't bombs, it would have been guns.

Where the hell are this kids parents?? Nobody noticed the NEPALM and molotov cocktails in the KIDS ROOM??? It amazes me that CHILDREN are doing things like this across the hall from their parents, and yet their parents have "no idea". Just amazing.

Jenn Jabber Hughes

Metal detectors and cops are there to prevent violence too. There are so many teens I'm sure who have felt like hurting their school for reasons of bullying both from students and some teachers. It's just become so hard to know what kids are serious about going thru with it and which ones just want to talk about it with their friends, we all fantasize about people getting what they deserve for being mean. In junior high a friend and I had wrote a list of mean girls and what we would like to do to harm them. But that was just talk, when did it stop being just talk from these kids to actually trying to carry out those plans? Part of it is you can find out so easily how to do those things with Google searches and watching the news seeing others who have already done it and thinking well if that kid can do it then so can I. The only technology students carried around when I was in school were pagers..

cjsmom1 cjsmom1

I'm so glad they found out before the kids set off the bombs.

looki... looking4mychild

I'm with you Autumn...this wasn't child's play, this kid was hiding napalm and pipe bombs in his room and no one but the friend had a clue?? This kid could have sneezed and blown up his whole house. Be involved parents, be involved.

Baron... BaronSamedi

  After reading these comments i am ROFL!  Has it come to his sense of stupidity?  No body had M80's or quarters growing up.?   Unless he is very good with cookbooks his stuff is low grade. 

Margaret Seda

why don't the parents face negligence charges in these cases? i hate when parents have no clue whats going on in their kids lives. its unnaceptable. we need to stop feeling bad for the parents n hold them accountable.

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