Teenage white supremacist planned to bomb his school

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL – Police in Alabama say 17-year-old Derek Shrout is a white supremacist who was ready to kill classmates at his high school.

Cops say he wrote down everything in a notebook that a teacher found.

“The journal contained several plans that looked like potential terrorist attacks, and attacks of violence and danger on the school,’ said sheriff Heath Taylor.  ‘And in particular, there were six students specifically named, and one teacher.”

Investigators searched Shrout’s home and found dozens of snuff cans filled with shrapnel and holes drilled in the tops ready for fuses that would turn them into grenades.

Deputies say they don’t think his parents knew what he was up to, and Shrout says he wasn’t up to anything, that the journal was a work of fiction. But the sheriff ain’t buyin’ it.

“It was obvious that he had put a lot of thought into this. It was obvious to us that there was more than just writing a story in a journal and it being fictitious.”

The sheriff say Shrout wrote his first entries three days after the Sandy Hook school killings, and that he used the internet to learn how to make explosives.

It doesn’t appear at this time that his so-called work of fiction included real handguns or rifles.

Maybe it should be illegal for Alabama teens to possess or use tobacco products. Oh, wait. It is.

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