Main Street Community Partnership
1:01 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

School Bomber Foiled by Tipsters and SRO?

An apparent would-be terrorist did not get a chance to launch plans concerning Stonewall Jackson High School; a School Resource Officer (SRO) alerted by Northern Virginia sources who were tipped off by watchers of social media helped prompt a successful bomb squad raid.

Shenandoah County sheriffs in cooperation with the Virginia State Police Bomb Squad and a Frederick County explosives-sniffing canine unit searched sites in Edinburg and Maurertown. A 17-year-old male student was charged with one count of "Committing, Conspiring, and Aiding and Abetting Acts of Terrorism" and was packed off to the Winchester youth jail.  Details about the ongoing case are sketchy. More information appears in Chris Marston's article on PageCountyDotNet , in an AP/Washington Post story, in Joe Beck's NVD article , and other sources. The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office media release was #13-00047136.

Update 17 Oct 2013:  The Northern Virginia Daily reports that the accused had his first day in court.

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