Oregon high school student planned to carry out Columbine-style massacre
An Oregon teenager is accused of meticulously plotting to blow up his high school in an attack ’forged and inspired by the Columbine shootings’ that took place on April 20th 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Grant Acord, 17, was arrested on Thursday night after police received a tip that he was making a bomb to blow up West Albany High School.
On Saturday, investigators found six explosives hidden under floorboards at his mother’s house. The weapons included pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, a Drano bomb, a napalm bomb and explosives made from drain cleaner.
According to Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson, he also had ’plans, checklists, diagrams, inspirations, sources and a focus on recreating the model of Columbine, with adjustments that would make it more successful.’
Police have not yet pinpointed a motive for the plot.