Attempted terror attack on school foiled

KUTV in Salt Lake, UtahUPDATE: Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody.

A warrant served at the home of a male juvenile found materials consistent with the materials used to build the device.

Police also said the suspect had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization.... During the interview with investigators, the suspect admitted to taking the American flag down and replacing it with an ISIS flag at Hurricane High School.

The suspect also admitted to spray painting "ISIS IS COMI" on the school that same morning, police say.

The only reason this attack doesn't come with a death toll is that someone interrupted him and arrested him while he was spraypainting his slogan, I expect. Notice how no guns were involved.

This entry was published Wed Mar 07 12:05:33 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-03-07 12:05:33.0. [Tweet]

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