Alabama Teen Arrested For Bomb Plot

Derek Shrout, 17, will appear in court Monday for allegedly planning to bomb his high school, the Ledger-Enquirer reports. Authorities at the county jail where Shrout is being held say he has admitted to being a white supremacist.

According to the county sheriff, Shrout was arrested after a teacher found plans to bomb the school in Shrout’s journal, which he had left behind in a classroom, and authorities found preparations for homemade bombs in his home. 

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said Sunday a search of Shrout’s home Friday found about a couple dozen small tobacco cans and two large cans, all with holes drilled in them and containing pellets…

 

Taylor said the two big cans had “Fat Boy” and “Little Man” written on the side. It is a play on words. “Little Boy” was the code name given the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II, and “Fat Man” was the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

 

The sheriff said it is believed the bomb-making information was found on the Internet.

 

Shrout, currently being held in the Russell County Jail, admitted to being a white supremacist, according to authorities.

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