Student Says His Tip Uncovered School Bombing Plot

An Oregon high school student says he provided the tip that alerted authorities to the possibility another student was making bombs. KATU-TV reports 17-year-old Truman Templeton says he was wary of going to an assembly at West Albany High School. When his mother questioned him, he told her of his concern about a classmate, 17-year-old Grant Acord. Templeton's mother alerted a friend in law enforcement. KATU-TV reports the tip led to the search that turned up pipe bombs and explosive devices beneath the floorboards of Acord's room. Templeton says schools should be safe, and "I should not have to worry about this kind of stuff." Acord was arrested last week on charges of attempted aggravated murder and possession and manufacture of explosive devices. He is to be tried as an adult. A message left for the prosecutor Thursday wasn't immediately returned.

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