In Portland, Oregon a teen intended to detonate bombs in his school inspired by the model of the Columbine Shootings. The teen, Grant Acord whom is seventeen will be charged as an adult. He is currently facing six counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device after investigators uncovered six bombs in a secret compartment in his room. Acord was taken into juvenile jail this past Thursday after police received a tip that he was making a bomb to explode in West Albany High School. No explosives were found during a search of the high school.
The Benton Country District Attorney, John Haroldson said that Acord had a written plan, a checklist and a specific timeline for the attack. Investigators uncovered pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, a Drano Bomb and a Napalm Bomb. Haroldson also mentioned that the teen was not targeting a specific person or group of people. According to the school, Acord did not have any major problems at school such as suspension.
Police discovered diagrams of Acord’s school, which led them to conclude that he was planning a Columbine-style attack. The Columbine-style attack is a reference to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado where two teens shot a teacher and 12 other students to death before committing suicide. There is a possibilitity a mental health issue is in hand since the teen was attempting to take a video-game approach in order to kill. Many believe Acord was driven by a mission not by emotion.
Court fillings will be made after the Memorial Day Weekend.